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NSIB releases 7 final accident reports involving Bristow, Overland, MEA, others

From Left to Right: Mrs Maryam Shekoni, Deputy General Manager, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs Ramatu Aliyu Mohammed Deputy General Manager, Human Resources, Engr. Hashim Wali, Director of Engineering, Engr. Akin Olateru, Director General, Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Alh. Suraj Adamu, General Manager, Audit and Engr. Frank Odita, General Manager, Operations at the release of seven accident reports by the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau in Abuja…..on Thursday.

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has released seven final reports into serious accidents at the Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Ilorin airports and Warri airstrip.

At a news briefing in Abuja, the Director General, NSIB, Mr. Akin Olateru said, the final reports which have 20 Safety Recommendations are addressed to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the affected airlines, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), among others.

He said, these reports are essential to the fulfilment of the Bureau’s mandate of investigating aircraft accidents and serious incidents with the aim of enhancing safety, through safety recommendations issued, thereby assuring safe skies in Nigeria and Globally.

According to him, seven of the serious accident reports involved aircraft operated by Bristow Helicopters Nigeria, Overland Airways limited, Air Peace and British Aerospace BAE 125-800B Aircraft operated by Gyro Aviation limited.

Others are; Dornier 328-100 aircraft operated by Dornier Aviation Nigeria and Middle East Airlines.

The newly released reports according to the DG NSIB makes a total of 82 aircraft accident reports released by the Bureau since its establishment in 2007 and a total of 63 reports released by the current administration from 2017 till date.

While this year alone, seven reports and thirty safety recommendations have been released so far, adding that a total of 272 Safety Recommendations since inception with 191 of the recommendations released by this administration.

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