AIB yet to conclude investigations into Skybird incident—Oketunbi



Posted by Sade Williams

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said on Tuesday that it has not concluded its investigations into the serious incident involving Skybird Aircraft at the Abuja airport last week.


A statement signed by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, spokesman for the Bureau also said it would not be good to blame anybody or organisation since investigations were still on.


“Every accident or serious incident reported undergoes numerous stages of investigation, which qualifies each respective report (Preliminary Report, Interim Statement, and Final Report) released by the Bureau.

“AIB’s recent preliminary report on the serious incident involving Gulfstream G IV Aircraft belonging to Skybird Air Limited with the Registration Number 5N-BOD, which occurred at Nnamidi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on September 12, 2018, was based on the information received during the preliminary investigation, which was basically information gathering stage including interview with  the crew.


“It must be restated that AIB has not done any analysis or identified the causal factor for this serious incident. It would therefore be misleading to report that the Bureau blamed any organisation or revealed the cause of the occurrence”, he said.


The statement added that all information relating to weather were as received verbatim from the statement of the crew, adding that AIB will still come out with fuller reports after conducting thorough investigations.

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