The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria has released four final accident and serious incident reports that occurred in the Nigeria aviation industry.
The Bureau also issued nine safety recommendations that can prevent future accidents and serious incidents when implemented.
Occurrence reports released by the Bureau include the report on the accident involving a Beechcraft C90 aircraft with nationality and registration marks N364UZ, owned and operated by Shoreline Energy Int’l Ltd., which occurred at Barakallahu Village near Old Kaduna (Military) Airport, Kaduna on 24th May, 2011.
The report on the accident involving a Tampico TB-9 aircraft owned and operated by Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) with nationality and registration marks 5N-CBJ, which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna State on 26th September, 2018 was also published.
Also released is the accident involving a Boeing 737-282 aircraft owned and operated by Chanchangi Airlines Ltd with nationality and registration marks 5N-BIG, which occurred at Port Harcourt International Airport on 14th July, 2008
The report on accident involving a Boeing 747-200 Aircraft operated by Veteran Avia Airlines Limited with nationality and registration marks EK-74798, which occurred at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on 4th December, 2013 was also released.
The Commissioner/CEO, Engr. Akin Olateru while addressing journalists at the Bureau’s Headquarters located at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja disclosed that the newly released reports makes a total of 54 accident reports released by the Bureau since its establishment in 2007 and a total of 35 reports released since inception of his administration.
He added that the Bureau has now released 196 Safety Recommendations since inception with 115 of the recommendations released by this administration.
Olateru disclosed that, ‘before the end of the year, we will be releasing an additional three Final Reports and two Safety Bulletins to the public’.
The Commissioner appreciated his team at the Bureau for their relentless efforts toward ensuring the swift release of occurrence reports and reiterated that his administration remained committed to the timely release of reports.
He added that in line with AIB-N promise at the inception of this administration in AIB that the outstanding occurrence reports would be cleared swiftly even as new accident investigation reports will be released without delay.
He further reiterates that the Bureau will not relent in its vigorous pursuit of adding values that will up the ante of safety in Nigeria and Africa.
FOR THE DETAILS OF THE REPORTS, PLEASE SEE THE LINKS BELOW: