AIB-Nigeria Releases One Accident,Seven Serious Incident Reports In Abuja

* Akin Olateru

 

Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB) Nigeria has released one accident and seven serious incident reports

Releasing the reports in Abuja, the Commissioner of AIB-N, Engr. Akin Olateru said that the reports the agency is releasing today covers the period between 2010 and 2019.

He explained that while one is classified as accident, the remaining seven are serious incidents, adding that it is, however, important to note that investigation of aircraft accidents or incidents entails the same procedure and processes, which are geared towards the same destination – air safety.

Olateru said that 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.

According to him, “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 (FAAN) among others. ”

Speaking further, he said, “There are international dimensions to two of the reports we are releasing today. There is a Turkish Airlines owned aircraft, which was involved in one of the occurrences, while the other occurrence involving Arik Air took place in Accra Ghana.”

The reports which were released in Abuja today involves serious incident involving a B737-500 aircraft operated by Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BRN, which occurred at Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State On  June 22, 2019.

Others are  serious incidents , which include:

* Report on the Serious Incident involving HS-125-700A aircraft operated by Associated Aviation Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BEX, which occurred at Benin Airport, Edo state, Nigeria on 10th July, 2011.

* Report on the Serious Incident involving a B737-200 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BIF owned and operated by Chanchangi Airlines, which occurred at Kaduna Airport, Runway 05, Kaduna State, Nigeria on 20th of August, 2010.

* The Serious Incident involving a Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 aircraft owned and operated by Arik Air Nigeria Ltd with nationality and registration marks 5N-BKX which occurred en route Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana on 6th March, 2018.

* Report on the Serious Incident involving a Boeing 737- 500 aircraft operated by Med-View Airline with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQM, which occurred at FL320 en route Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos On 23rd July, 2019.

* Report on the Accident involving a Hawker Siddeley HS-125-800 XP aircraft owned and operated by
SWAT Technology Limited with nationality and registration marks N497AG, which occurred on Runway 21, Port-Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State On 11th June, 2015.

* The Serious Incident involving an Airbus 330-343 aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines Inc. with nationality and registration marks TC-LOL, which occurred at Port Harcourt Intl. Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, Nigeria On 31st December 2019.

* Serious Incident involving Boeing 737- 300 aircraft owned and operated by Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUK which occurred at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on 15th May, 2019.

On the accident involving a Hawker Siddeley HS-125-800 XP aircraft owned and operated by
SWAT Technology Limited with nationality and registration marks N497AG, which occurred on Runway 21, Port-Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State On 11th June, 2015, the AIB-Nigeria attributed the the causal factor to black hole effect disorientation causing low-level manoeuvre into grass verge.

It also mentioned two contributory factor , to  include unserviceable nature of the most of the Runway 21 right edge lights were unserviceable at landing time and the  inadequate Crew Resource Management during approach.

AIB-N made one safety recommended , which says Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) should ensure the serviceability of DNPO runway lighting systems during all operations.

In all , a total of nine safety recommendations was made by the agency .

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