More than 16 months after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was involved in a helicopter crash while travelling to Kabba, Kogi State, the Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) has identified human error as the major cause of the accident.
The other reasons noted by the AIB are loss of visual contact with the ground and external surroundings, inappropriate landing techniques and limited planning before the commencement of the flight by the crew.
The Bureau released details of the crash alongside three others that happened in the country between 2014 and 2019 in Abuja on Tuesday blaming the crew for not understanding appropriate landing techniques and not planning thoroughly before the commencement of the flight.
AIB Commissioner Akin Olateru, also disclosed that the Bureau recommended that the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) involved the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) Unit in the coordination and preparation of all “Executive VIP” flights.
Vice-President Osinbajo was one of the 12 persons aboard the Caverton Helicopters Limited chopper marked 5N-CML when it crashed at the Kabba Stadium February 2 , 2019.