AIB releases six final accident reports on April 25

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to release six final accident and incidents reports on April 25. This was disclosed by the commissioner/chief executive officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru at the 2019 stakeholders forum to review AIB regulations 2016 and its implications for aviation stakeholders. Olateru listed the final reports to be released to include: Report on the serious incident involving an Airbus A330-223 aircraft operated by Delta airlines Inc. with registration N858NW on 13th February 2018. Report on the accident involving a Cessna 208B Caravan belonging to…

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AIB begins investigations into NCAT’s TB9 aircraft in Kaduna

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigations into the accident involving a Tampico (TB9) aircraft marked 5N-CBP belonging to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, which occurred on 1st March, 2019 at Rumi forest, Sabon Birnin, Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State. The AIB said in a statement signed by the general manager public affAirs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi that their team of safety investigators have commenced investigation. From the information provided by NCAT, the aircraft was on a Test Flight being conducted by a Pilot and an Engineer.…

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AIB wins best govt. agency at Abuja International Trade fair

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been awarded the best government exhibition agency at the just concluded 2018 Abuja International Trade fair as a result of its vast awareness created at the fair. The honour is the latest in the series of awards the agency has been garnering in the last one year. While congratulating the team that coordinated the participation of the Bureau at the yearly event, the Commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru enjoined all staff of the agency to keep the Bureau’s flag flying adding that AIB…

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Skybird Incident: AIB says it has not done analysis or identified any causal factor

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB has restated that it has not done any analysis or identified the causal factor for the Skybird serious incident. The AIB in a statement signed by its general manager Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi said It would be misleading to report that the Bureau blamed any organisation or revealed the cause of the occurrence. Skybird Serious Incident: AIB did not apportion blame Oketunbi noted that all information relating to weather were as received verbatim from the statement of the crew. He said the AIB will still…

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Skybird Runway incident: AIB identifies aircraft inability to slow down on wet runway as causal factor

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) preliminary report on the Skybird chartered aircraft with registration number 5N-BOD, a Gulfstream G IV, which overran the runway on landing, Wednesday 13 September, 2018 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja observed that the inability of the pilot to slow down as normal on wet runway is a cause factor of the incident The AIB noted in the preliminary report that Pilot’s deployment of thrust reversers could not stop aircraft on wet, slippery runway as the rain on landing was heavier than the advised slight…

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AIB wins most innovative aviation agency award

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been named the ‘Most Innovative Aviation Agency few hours after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the use of its metallurgical laboratory situated in Abuja. This is the latest in the series of awards the agency charged with investigating aircraft accidents and serious incidents has been receiving from stakeholders for its sterling performance. The award was bestowed on the agency by the Association of Foreign Airlines Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) at a summit and award ceremony held at…

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FAAN, AIB, others pledge support for LAAC’s 22nd Seminar

AVIATION agencies led by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have all pledged commitment to the forthcoming 22nd annual seminar of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), scheduled to hold at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos.  Other major agencies and companies that have also offered support to the league for the successful hosting of the seminar include the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) and the Nigerian Aviation…

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