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Safety bureau releases 7 final aircraft accident reports

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) on Thursday released seven serious aircraft incident final reports. The Director General, Engr. Akin Olateru while releasing the reports…

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) on Thursday released seven serious aircraft incident final reports.

The Director General, Engr. Akin Olateru while releasing the reports in Abuja said the 20 safety recommendations in the report were addressed to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the affected airlines, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), among others to improve safety in the airspace.

The newly released reports make a total of 82 aircraft accident reports released by the Bureau since its establishment in 2007 and a total of 63 reports released by the current administration from 2017 till date.

He noted that this year alone, seven reports and thirty safety recommendations have been released so far.

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The reports released include; the serious incident involving Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Ltd, Embraer 135 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BSN, which occurred at Port Harcourt military airport (NAF BASE), Port Harcourt, on the 9th March, 2020.

Also, the serious incident involving ATR-72 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N- BPG owned and operated by Overland Airways Limited, which occurred at the Ilorin International Airport, Nigeria on 29th November 2014.

Another report is the serious incident involving Boeing 737-300 aircraft belonging to Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration Marks 5N-BUO, which occurred at FL310 en route Enugu from Lagos on 14th December,2018.

The DG also released the report for the serious incident involving British Aerospace BAE 125-800B aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOO operated by Gyro Aviation limited, which occurred at Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 16th July 2020.

Others include the serious incident involving British Aerospace BAE 125-800B aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOO operated by Gyro Aviation Limited, which occurred at Osubi airstrip, Warri, Nigeria on 10TH September 2020.

Also released was the serious incident involving a Dornier 328-100 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-DOX, operated by Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP (DANA) Limited, which occurred at Port Harcourt military Airport on 23rd January 2019.

The serious incident involving Airbus 330-243 aircraft operated by Middle East Airlines with nationality and registration marks OD-MEA and a parked Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines with nationality and registration marks TC-LJC, which occurred at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on 29th July, 2020 also released.

The DG said details of the reports, which include the factual information, findings, analysis, conclusions and safety recommendations are hosted on the Bureau’s website.