In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

AIB Releases Preliminary Report On Lagos Helicopter Crash

AIB Releases Preliminary Report On Lagos Helicopter Crash

AIB Releases Preliminary Report On Lagos Helicopter Crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau has launched a preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred on the Opebi space of Lagos State on August 28, 2020.

The accident concerned a Bell 206B III helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Restricted.

The report revealed that the helicopter had a legitimate Certificates of Airworthiness.

It additionally mentioned that there was no proof to point out that an software for the exemption supplied by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

The report additionally revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison gas.

A part of the report learn, “The helicopter was topped to full tank capability on August 27th, 2020. After refuelling, 10 minutes of engine run and 20 minutes of check flight have been carried out on August, 27th 2020 at Port Harcourt.

“The operational flight plan filed by the pilot indicated an endurance of three:15 h and an estimated flight time of two:45 h. The helicopter engine was began at 09:15 h. The helicopter took off at 09:20 h. The helicopter crashed at 12:14 h.

“There was no gas left within the gas tanks after the crash. The mast and primary rotor blades have been discovered intact throughout the post-crash inspection.”

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