Breaking: AIB Releases Helicopter Crash Report

The Accident Investigation Bureau has released a preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred on Salvation road, Opebi area of Lagos State on August 28, 2020.

A Bell 206B III helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited embarked on the ill-fated journey on the said date, and crashed into a building under mysterious circumstances.

According to the report, the pilot’s last medical examination was valid till the 6th of August 2020, meaning the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness.

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It also said that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

The report also revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison fuel.


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