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AIB releases three accident reports, new safety bulletins

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Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria yesterday released three final and serious incident reports, and two safety bulletins for the industry.

The final reports were on the incident involving a Gulfstream G-IV aircraft owned and operated by Skybird Air that occurred in 2018, serious incident involving a Boeing 747-200 aircraft owned and operated by Kabo Air Ltd that occurred in 2013, and another serious incident involving a B737-500 aircraft owned and operated by Aero Contractors in 2016, in Lagos.

These reports came three weeks after the bureau released four accident reports.

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AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, stated that the newly released reports have increased to 50 the number of such reports released by the bureau since inception, with 40 of them being under his administration. With a total 16 safety recommendations from the new reports, the total number has risen to 211, with 127 of them under Olateru’s watch.

The two safety bulletins released by the bureau were the report on the incident involving a Tampico Club TB-9 aircraft owned and operated by Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) with nationality and registration marks 5N-CBG which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna State on 10th December, 2013. The other is on the incident involving a Tampico Club TB-9 aircraft also owned and operated by NCAT with nationality and registration marks 5N-CBB which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna State on 18 June, 2014.

Olateru called on all aviation stakeholders to ensure that they avail themselves of the AIB reports, draw useful lessons from them and implement the safety recommendations where applicable.

“Safety recommendations are critical to the bureau’s basic role of accident prevention since it is the lever used to bring about safety changes to and improvements in the nation’s aviation system. ”

It is, therefore, expected that the stakeholders would take the AIB safety recommendations very seriously and complement the bureau’s efforts by implementing the recommendations, where applicable, to prevent future recurrence of similar events,” he said.

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