AIB to probe Kaduna crash


The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB -N) has been mandated by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to lead the Investigation into the crash of a military aircraft that occurred on Friday in Kaduna, in which the Chief of Army Staff died.

The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the ill-fated Beechcraft 350 aircraft have been recovered and investigation has commenced.



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Spokesman for AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi in a statement said investigators will download and analyse vital information contained in the recorders at the AIB-N’s world class Flight Safety Laboratory, in Abuja.

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The crash, which occurred on landing, claimed 11 lives including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, his aides, and the flight crew.

The mandate given to AIB-N, he said  is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two agencies on July 1, 2020 covering areas of mutual assistance.

Wole Shadare