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Helicopter crash: AIB concludes investigation

SEVENTY-TWO hours after an Agusta AW 139 helicopter flying Vice President Yemi Osibanjo crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, aviation agencies, led by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have concluded investigations on the accident.

The completion of the investigation came on the heels of gathering of evidence – inspection of the chopper wreckage at the crash site; interview of airline crew- pilots, engineers and other technical personnel, eyewitnesses account, laboratory testing of broken rotor and other parts of chopper.

A source close to the AIB said the preliminary report of the accident will be released in two days, but he could not give probable cause(s) of the crash.

Another source close to Caverton Helicopters, managers of the crashed chopper, said its insurers have arrived in the country to participate in the probe.

The Nation, February 5, 2019

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