Chopper That Crashed Into Lagos Building Has No Black Box – AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says that helicopter that crashed into a building in Lagos on Friday does not have a black box.

News Central reports that a Bell 206-B3 helicopter, belonging to Quorum Aviation, was about two minutes to reach its destination at Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA) when it crashed into a fence separating two houses at 16A, Salvation Road, Opebi in the Ikeja area of Lagos.

Three people died in the incident.

But the AIB, which is the investigating body in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, has revealed that a probe has started into the incident without a black box.

Mr Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB Nigeria, confirmed the development in a statement in Lagos on Friday.

He said, “We have begun an investigation into the accident involving a Helicopter Bell 206B3 with the Nationality registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

“The accident which occurred on the Aug. 28 at the Opebi Area of Ikeja, Lagos, with three passengers on board, recorded two fatalities.

“As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip.

“We will also need other relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation,” he said.

Oketumbi urged the public to contact the bureau on its official communication channels: Mobile App: AIB-N Website: www.aib.gov.ngTwitter: @aibnigeriaInstagram @AIB_Nigeria

He said others were on Facebook: AIB NigeriaEmail: Commissioner@aib.gov.ngSMS/WhatsApp: +234807 709 0900, 0807 709 0928

Oketumbi said the bureau would appreciate the general public and media to respect the privacy of the people involved and not to assume the cause of the accident until a formal report was released.


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