Check out the aircraft that was spotted in Portharcourt

Many people have been left shell shocked as a plane was spotted being transported in a trailer truck in Nigeria. The plane was spotted being transported in a semi-trailer truck in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital, some days ago. A witness, Humphrey Hu filmed the plane while it was being transported to an unknown location for reason yet to be known. Humphrey Hu shared the pictures of the aircraft on his Facebook page, sharing it, he wrote; “Now see Nigerians importing plane through Port Harcourt wharf. WTF is going on?”

However, the post has garnered some serious controversy. While some Nigerians have made unverified claims that the damaged plane was brought into the country as a fairly used product, others have argued that the plane might have been taken for repairs. The latter argument is totally off because Nigeria doesn’t do aircraft repairs except maybe at the dockyard of the Nigerian Airforce.

This story is coming days after two Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 aircraft formerly used by Topbrass Aviation Services Limited, a local operator, were allegedly stolen in Lagos. The airplanes (registration numbers 5N-TBB and 5N-TBC) have been the focus of a legal tussle between the lessor, Seagold Investment Limited, and Topbrass Aviation Services.

Some interested parties from the presidency, however, acquired the aircraft contrary to the orders of the Federal High Court in Lagos. It was later revealed that the planes have been removed from their lots at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA). They are now stationed at the Aero Contractors’ Maintenance and Overhaul (AMO) hanger but with registration numbers already wiped off.

Further investigations showed that the planes are set for maintenance to enable them to fly out of Lagos to an undisclosed location.