Lagos Crash Updates: Shocking ! AIB Says Helicopter That Crashed In Opebi Has No Black Box


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The scene of the crash

According to The PUNCH, a Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi, within the Ikeja space of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black field, the Accident Investigation Bureau has mentioned.

AIB, the investigating physique in command of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, nonetheless, famous that investigation has since commenced with out the black field.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations specialised company for world aviation regulation, black containers, often known as flight recorders, are one of the vital relied upon assets for the advance of aviation security. Audio recordings from cockpit voice recorders are useful for post-accident security evaluation, particularly to know what transpired on the plane (principally the pilots’ final dialog) previous to their accidents.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the copter with Nationality Registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation was about two minutes to achieve its vacation spot at Murtala Muhammed Airport when it crashed right into a fence separating two homes at 16A, Salvation Road.

The copter had three individuals aboard and whereas two crew members died on the spot, the survivor in a essential situation died a number of hours later on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

AIB in a statement launched on Friday solicited the help of most of the people to help its investigation to unravel circumstances which led to the crash.

“We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation,”
the Bureau mentioned, imploring eyewitnesses to contact it by way of its social media platforms.

However, talking in a phone interview with our correspondent on Saturday morning, AIB General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketumbi, mentioned, “It is not every aircraft that carries black boxes, especially helicopters, some of them have but some of them don’t have based on the manufacturer’s design. But in this case, the Bell 206-B3 helicopter did not carry any black box.

“A black box is just to show us the way and shorten the duration of investigation and narrow the process but we can still do investigation without it.
“Cockpit voice recorders document the conversation of the pilots but if we don’t have that, we still have the other components of the helicopter like the engine which will help in our investigation.”

Oketumbi added {that a} preliminary report on the attainable explanation for the crash can be launched however urged most of the people to not assume the reason for the accident till the report is launched.

Naija News Today



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