Preliminary report on the crash that killed Attahiru and others ready next week (AIB)
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says a preliminary report on the crash of a military aircraft that killed late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others, will be ready in a week’s time.
The Commissioner, AIB, Akin Olateru, disclosed this in a release of eight flight accident reports by the Bureau in Abuja on Thursday, July 8. Olateru however added that it will be the military's prerogative to make the report public.
“Recall its a NAF aircraft but unfortunately happened at the civil airport. So graciously the NAF felt we could be of assistance and then they commissioned us to assist in investigation, which is ongoing and whether the NAF makes that public is not our call.
This is because it is not under the purview of the AIB. But within the next one week, for us, the preliminary report will be ready.”Olateru said
A military training aircraft conveying Attahiru and ten others crashed at the Kaduna airport on May 21. Read here.
Olateru said the release of eight aircraft accident reports to the public was the biggest haul since the establishment of AIB.
“The reports we are releasing today cover the period between 2010 and 2019. While one is classified as accident, the remaining seven are serious incidents.
The bureau has released a total of 67 reports and 220 safety recommendations since its creation in 2007, out of which 48 reports and 139 safety recommendations were during the present administration.
Today, eight reports are being released with a total of nine safety recommendations, which are addressed to the regulatory body, the affected airlines and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, among others''Olateru said