Interim Statement on Bell 429 helicopter, 5N-MDA
On 26th January, 2022, at 17:54 h, a Bell 429 helicopter owned by Nigeria Police Force and operated by Nigeria Police Air Wing (NPAW) with nationality and registration marks 5N-MDA, departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) to Maiduguri on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight plan with a planned technical stop at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport, Bauchi (DNBC). On board were 6 persons inclusive of 3 crew members (Pilot, Co-pilot and Engineer), and 3 passengers with fuel endurance of 3 hours.
Report No: NPF/2022/01/26/INTR/01
Operator: Nigeria Police Air Wing
Reg No: 5N-MDA
Aircraft Type: Bell 429 helicopterAccident
Date Released: January 26, 2023
Status: Interim Statement