AIB Submits Report On Crash That Killed Ex-Army Chief, Ibrahim Attahiru

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Nigerian Air Force has received a report on the Beechcraft 350 crash that claimed the lives of 11 military officers including a serving Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, on May 31, 2021, from the Accident Investigation Bureau.

AIB, which submitted its report after three months also listed 27 initial findings and eight safety recommendations for immediate implementation.

A statement by Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesman, reads in part;

“After about three months of painstaking joint investigation, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru FNSE, today 15 September 2021 submitted an interim report on the sad incident to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Amao, at his at NAF Headquarters, Abuja.

submitted report is organised into three sections: namely; the information obtained in the course of the investigation; analysis of data collected in view of the Board’s Terms of Reference; and the conclusion, which covers the initial findings and immediate recommendations.AIB submits report on crash that killed Ex-Army chief, Ibrahim Attahiru

It should be noted that at this interim stage, a total of 27 initial findings and 8 immediate safety recommendations were made for convening authority, as well as other related agencies for immediate implementation.

It is expected that 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.”

Speaking during presentation of the report, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao commended the collaboration between NAF and the AIB, adding that it would help to promote transparency.