Dateline: Abuja – 8 July, 2021.
AIB in a Ground Breaking event, releases eight Final Reports in one fell swoop
Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria(AIB-N) today released eight final aircraft accident and serious incident reports to the public.
This is coming amidst the lingering paralysing effects of Covid-19 pandemic even as the Bureau restated its focus and commitment to its mandate.
Addressing journalists at AIB headquarters in Abuja during the presentation of the reports, the commissioner of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru stated that the newly released reports makes a total of 67 accident reports released by the Bureau since its inception in 2007 of which a total of 48 of the reports were released under his stewardship.
The Bureau also issued a total of nine safety recommendations that can help in preventing similar accidents and serious incidents from reoccurring, which were addressed to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the affected airlines and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) among others.
According to the Commissioner, the Bureau has now released a total of 220 safety recommendations since inception of the Bureau with 139 of the recommendations released under his watch.
Of the eight final reports, which covers the period between 2010 and 2019, one was classified as an accident, while the remaining seven are serious incidents.
Said Olateru: ‘The Bureau is very conscious of her critical role in assuring a robust aviation safety in the country and globally even as it has resolved to pursue this with all vigour. We have the men and the equipment backed with government support to ensure that AIB-N plays her role effectively and purposefully.
The commissioner commended ‘our diligent and resourceful air safety investigators for their sacrifices and focus in delivering on the mandate’ who worked through the pandemics to produce the reports.
The reports released today are listed below:
- Report on the Serious Incident involving a B737-500 aircraft operated by Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BRN, which occurred at Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State On 22nd June, 2019.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving HS-125-700A aircraft operated by Associated Aviation Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BEX which occurred at Benin Airport, Edo state, Nigeria on 10th July, 2011.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving a B737-200 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BIF owned and operated by Chanchangi Airlines, which occurred at Kaduna Airport, Runway 05, Kaduna State, Nigeria on 20th of August, 2010.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving a Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 aircraft owned and operated by Arik Air Nigeria Ltd with nationality and registration marks 5N-BKX which occurred en route Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana on 6th March, 2018.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving a Boeing 737- 500 aircraft operated by Med-View Airline with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQM which occurred at FL320 en route Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos On 23rd July, 2019.
- Report on the Accident involving a Hawker Siddeley HS-125-800 XP aircraft owned and operated by SWAT Technology Limited with nationality and registration marks N497AG which occurred on Runway 21, Port-Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State On 11th June, 2015.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving an Airbus 330-343 aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines Inc. with nationality and registration marks TC-LOL which occurred at Port Harcourt Intl. Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, Nigeria On 31st December 2019.
- Report on the Serious Incident involving Boeing 737- 300 aircraft owned and operated by Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUK which occurred at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on 15th May, 2019.
Details of all the reports, which include the factual information, findings, analysis, conclusions and safety recommendations on the investigations are on AIN-N website (www.aib.gov.ng).
For further enquiries, contact:
Accident Investigation Bureau
Tel: +234 8077090928