Tuesday , 4 October 2022

AIB informs on Nigeria Police Bell 429 helicopter crash in Bauchi; commences investigation

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau ( AIB) has informed of  an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF)yesterday 26th January 2022 at Bauchi Airport.

 

The Accident Investigation Bureau ( AIB) notified the general public on the accident stating that there were some injuries on the six passengers  but no fatality was recorded.

 

The Bureau in a statement informed,” On 26th January, 2022, Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria was notified by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) about an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

 

“The accident occurred on 26th January, 2022 around 7:30pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport.

 

“The NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons on board maintaining 5,500ft. There were some injuries but no fatality.

 

“The investigating agency, AIB-N needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidences, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation.

 

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and NOT assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released.

 

 

 

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