In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, August, 2020

Lagos Crash: The Helicopter That Crashed In Opebi Has No Black Field

Lagos Crash: The Helicopter That Crashed In Opebi Has No Black Box

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The scene of the crash

In response to The PUNCH, a Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed on Salvation Highway, Opebi, within the Ikeja space of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black field, the Accident Investigation Bureau has mentioned.

AIB, the investigating physique answerable for all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, nevertheless, famous that investigation has since commenced with out the black field.

In response to the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations specialised company for world aviation regulation, black bins, often known as flight recorders, are one of the relied upon assets for the advance of aviation security. Audio recordings from cockpit voice recorders are helpful for post-accident security evaluation, particularly to know what transpired on the plane (principally the pilots’ final dialog) previous to their accidents.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the copter with Nationality Registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation was about two minutes to succeed in its vacation spot at Murtala Muhammed Airport when it crashed right into a fence separating two homes at 16A, Salvation Highway.

The copter had three individuals aboard and whereas two crew members died on the spot, the survivor in a important situation died a number of hours later on the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital, Ikeja.

AIB in an announcement launched on Friday solicited the help of most people to help its investigation to unravel circumstances which led to the crash.


“We would like the general public to know that we’d be amenable to receiving any video clip, related proof, or info any members of the general public might have of the accident; that may help us with this investigation,”
the Bureau mentioned, imploring eyewitnesses to contact it by means of its social media platforms.

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Nevertheless, talking in a phone interview with our correspondent on Saturday morning, AIB Common Supervisor, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketumbi, mentioned, “It’s not each plane that carries black bins, particularly helicopters, a few of them have however a few of them don’t have based mostly on the producer’s design. However on this case, the Bell 206-B3 helicopter didn’t carry any black field.

“A black field is simply to indicate us the way in which and shorten the period of investigation and slim the method however we will nonetheless do investigation with out it.

“Cockpit voice recorders doc the dialog of the pilots but when we don’t have that, we nonetheless have the opposite elements of the helicopter just like the engine which is able to assist in our investigation.”

Oketumbi added preliminary report on the attainable explanation for the crash could be launched however urged most people to not assume the reason for the accident till the report is launched.

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