16 Months After; AIB Finally Explains Osinbajo Helicopter Crash

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.

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