PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ACCIDENT INVOLVING AGUSTAWESTLAND AW139 HELICOPTER OPERATED BY CAVERTON HELICOPTERS LIMITED WITH NATIONALITY AND REGISTRATION MARKS 5N-CML WHICH OCCURRED AT KABBA STADIUM, KOGI STATE ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2019

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ACCIDENT INVOLVING AGUSTAWESTLAND AW139 HELICOPTER OPERATED BY CAVERTON HELICOPTERS LIMITED WITH NATIONALITY AND REGISTRATION MARKS 5N-CML WHICH OCCURRED AT KABBA STADIUM, KOGI STATE ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2019

On 2nd February, 2019 at about 07:26 h, an AgustaWestland (AW139) helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-CML owned and operated by Caverton Helicopters Limited departed Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, to conduct a chartered VIP flight from Abuja to Okene via Kabba and then return to Abuja. The positioning flight to Abuja was uneventful.

At about 13:46 h, the helicopter departed Abuja runway 22 for Kabba, Kogi State on a VIP chartered flight Nigeria 002 (NGR002), on a Visual Flight Rule (VFR) Flight Plan with 12 persons onboard, including the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his entourage and three crew members (Captain, Co-Pilot and an Engineer). The fuel onboard was 1,268 kg. A squawk code of 1301 was given by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for radar monitoring. The Captain was the Pilot Flying (PF) while the Co-pilot was the Pilot Monitoring (PM).

Report No: Preliminary Report
Operator: Caverton Helicopters Limited
Reg No: 5N-CML
Aircraft Type: AgustaWestland AW139Accident
Date Released: February 13, 2019
Status: Preliminary Report
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