Late COAS, 10 others: Crash report ready next week – AIB

Late Lt. Gen. Attahiru

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that the preliminary report on the crash of a military aircraft late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others “will be ready in a week’s time.”

The Commissioner, AIB, Akin Olateru, who disclosed this Thursday evening in Abuja during the release of eight flight accident reports by the bureau, said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) commissioned them to assist in the investigation “which is ongoing and whether the NAF makes that public is not our call.”

“This is because it is not under the purview of the AIB, but within the next one week, for us, the preliminary report will be ready,” he said.

Olateru said the bureau was releasing eight aircraft accident reports to the public on Thursday, describing it as the “biggest haul since the establishment of AIB.”

“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.

“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, among others.”