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AIB releases three preliminary reports on serious incidents involving Air Peace

  • Issues 6 safety recommendations for immediate implementation
ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on serious incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace Limited.

This is just as the Bureau has issued six safety recommendations for immediate implementation by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and all operators especially with regards Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) see reports for safety recommendations

https://aib.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Preliminary-Report-of-5N-BQO-23RD-JULY-2019.pdf

The reports released by AIB included the serious incident involving Air Peace Limited B737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUK at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on May 15, 2019.

According to the Initial Findings of preliminary report of this serious incident, the flight crew were certified and qualified to conduct the flight in accordance with applicable regulations and the aircraft landed on runway 18Rat 19:34 h.

The aircraft was taxied to the apron and the passengers disembarked normally. However, AIB was notified three weeks after the occurrence via a phone call by a passenger that was on the incident flight and a post-incident inspection of the aircraft showed substantial damage to the aircraft structure and its No. 2 engine cowling. Plus, the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) recording of the occurrence was overwritten

AIB also released the report on the serious incident involving the airline’s B737-500 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BRN at Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt on June 22, 2019.

Also released is the report on the serious incident involving Air Peace Limited B737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQO at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on July 23, 2019.

The preliminary reports are not the final reports as they contain details of the initial facts, discussions and findings surrounding the occurrences; which include information gathered from witness statements, flight recorders, Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) Data, Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) data, and preliminary inspection of the accident sites and the wreckages.

Therefore, the investigations on these serious incidents are still ongoing and final reports on these occurrences will be released at the conclusion of these investigations. 

Full details of the other reports can be found in the following links:

https://aib.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Air-Peace_5N-BUK_Preliminary-report-NEW.pdf

https://aib.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/preliminary-report-on-air-peace-B737-500-5N-BRN-2019.pdf

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