Akinsanya, along with his brother in-law, Mr. Feyi Agagu, the late Agagu's son, were the only family members of the late governor on board the ill-fated plane.
As it turned out, they were among the seven survivors. After the aircraft crashed, Akinsanya, a Lagos businessman, was seen walking out of the wreckage before the aircraft caught fire. He suffered a minor injury on his head.
He was stopped by officers of the Air force, who where the first responders at the scene, as he walked away, apparently conscious. They assisted him to stop the flow of blood on his head. He insisted he wanted to go home to join his family, according to eyewitnesses. He was then taken to the nearby Air Force clinic.
An eye witness said: "I saw one man walk out on his legs. I think he is the only one that walked out."
It was gathered that Akinsanya broke the news of the crash to the burial party waiting at the Akure airport to receive the body of the former governor, which was to lie in-state in the Ondo State capital yesterday.
He reportedly spoke to Mr. Femi Agagu, the late former governor's younger brother, who broke the news to Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who was leading the burial party.