- The late governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, was not certified to fly, according to final reports of investigation by AIB
- The report also showed that the crashed aircraft was not registered either with any Airline company or Aircraft Maintenance Organisation
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released its final reports of investigation into four accidents and two serious incidents with no fewer than 24 safety recommendations released.
Among the report was the accident involving Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft involving the late governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, which went down on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at a place close to Yola Airport, Daily Trust reports.
Engineer Akin Olateru, the commissioner of AIB, at a briefing on the final reports, said the investigation showed that plane crash involving Suntai revealed that the late governor was not fit to fly a plane.
It would be recalled that late Suntai survived the crash but he was left bedridden as he left one hospital to the other before his death in 2017 at a United State Rehabilitation Center.
The AIB had released a primary report on the accident, however, the final report made on Thursday, April 25, gave the full picture of the case of the crash.
According to the AIB CEO, though the late governor had a Private Pilot Licence (PPL), it still does not mean that he was certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to fly.
Also, it was discovered that he did not get the Instrument Flight Rating which would have qualified him to fly at night when he did.
AIB also said the crashed aircraft was not registered either with any Airline company or Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO).
The engineer therefore urged the NCAA to be more alive with their monitoring responsibility.
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