Max Air B747-400 Aircraft CVR Unserviceable—AIB Preliminary Report



 … Says Airline Has No Approved  SMS


The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria has said in its preliminary report that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of Max Air B747-400 aircraft with registration No 5N-DBK, which had serious incident at Minna Airport on September 7, 2019 was not serviceable

This is just as the initial findings in AIB preliminary report also revealed that Max Air does not have an approved Safety Management System (SMS) as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) 18.10, 2019.

The Nigeria accident investigation body also said that its preliminary revealed that as at the time the crew were certified and qualified to conduct the flight and that one runway edge light was damaged

It also said that bird strike at the edge of the radome was observed

However, AIB recommended that:

* That the Nigerian Air Space Management Agebcy(NAMA) should ensure that the navigational aids installed at all the operating airports in Nigeria are calibrated in accordance with the Aeronautical Information Publication(AIP) Supplement S 38/2019 dated 10th September, 2019

* That the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) should always ensure that there is effective control of birds and wild life during airport operating hours at Minna Airport.


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