Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified of the incident by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on 7th September, 2019. Investigators were dispatched to the incident site the same day and commenced post occurrence assessments, under the provisions of Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 2019 and ICAO Annex 13.
The purpose of this preliminary report is to provide details of the initial facts, discussions and findings surrounding the occurrence; it includes information gathered from witnesses’ statements, preliminary inspection of the incident site, Air Traffic Control (ATC) recordings and transcripts, and the examination of the wreckage. The Cockpit Voice Recordings were not available.
The investigation is ongoing.