Breaking: Report of Kaduna Air Crash Which Killed Ex-COAS Attahiru Released

Breaking: Report of Kaduna Air Crash Which Killed Ex-COAS Attahiru Released

  • A report on how the Kaduna air crash which killed 11 Nigerian Army senior officers has been released
  • Officials of the Accident Investigation Bureau handed over to the findings to authorities of the Nigerian Air Force
  • The inquest was conducted by NAF safety officers and the AIB following a directive from the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao

Abuja - The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said the interim report on the crash of a military aircraft in which the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others died in Kaduna state is ready.

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spokesman Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet and Tunji Oketunbi, AIB General Manager (Public Affairs) made this known in a joint statement.

Ibrahim Attahiru
The Accident Investigation Bureau has submitted its interim repor on the crash that claimed the lives of late Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others. Photo credit: Audu Marte
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In a statement made available to, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao had called for a joint investigation surrounding the air crash.

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Four months after the aircraft crash, the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru FNSE, on Wednesday, September 15, submitted an interim report on the sad incident to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Amao, at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja.

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The submitted report includes a total of 27 initial findings and eight immediate safety recommendations, which were made to NAF as well as other aviation-related agencies for immediate implementation.

It is expected that the final report will contain the flight data recorder readout, the reviewed operator’s and service provider’s standard operating procedures as well as other detailed analysis.

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The bureau disclosed that the Flight Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice Recorder from the crashed aircraft had been recovered and investigation has commenced.

The federal agency also stated that the next step is for investigators to download and analyse the information contained in the recorders at its flight safety laboratory, in Abuja.


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