AIB begins investigation into NPF helicopter accident in Bauchi, six people injured

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, says, six people were seriously injured in an helicopter accident belonging to Nigeria Police Force, NPF yesterday in Bauchi.

It stresses that, no fatality was recorded.

In a statement, the AIB says, the NPF helicopter Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA departed Abuja at 16:54 for Bauchi with Six persons on board maintaining 5,500ft before the accident occurred around 7:30pm local time at the Bauchi airport.

The Bureau states that, they were notified by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) of the accident and investigation are ongoing.

The statement says, it will appreciate the public assistance with any video clips, evidences, or information on the accident that can assist them with the investigation.

The Bureau urges, the general public and the media to respect the privacy of the people involved and NOT assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released.

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