By Naomi Douglas
Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria AIB-N, on Tuesday, released four preliminary reports on serious incidents and accidents involving aircraft owned and operated by United Nigeria Airlines Limited, Max Air, Air Peace and the Nigerian Police Air Wing.
The statement signed by the Bureau’s general manager, Public Relations, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, in Abuja stated that the reports include preliminary report on the serious incident involving the United Nigeria Airlines Embraer 145LR aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BWW, which was climbing out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria when a serious incident occurred at about 4,000 feet on November 17, 2021.
The preliminary report on the serious incident involving Max Air Boeing 737-300 aircraft, which was parked at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with nationality and registration marks 5N-DAB and was involved in an on-ground collision with Skyway Aviation Handling Co. Plc SAHCO lavatory service truck with fleet number 9/5 on November 21, 2021.
The preliminary report on a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-300 aircraft owned and operated by Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUQ, which occurred after take-off from Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, Nigeria en route Lagos on November 22, 2021 and finally.
The preliminary report on an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter owned and operated by Nigeria Police Air Wing with Nationality and Registration marks 5N-MDA, which occurred at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport, Bauchi, Nigeria on January 26, 2022.
He explained that the preliminary reports are not final but contained information gathered from witness statements, flight recorders, Health and Usage Monitoring System Hums Data, Flight Data Monitoring FDM data, and preliminary inspection of the accident sites and the wreckages.