AIB EXPLAINS WHY OSINBAJO’S HELICOPTER CRASHLANDED

The Accident Investigation Bureau ( AIB ) Wednesday revealed that that Vice President Yemi Osibanjo’s chopper crashed because it landed on a dry dusty environment.

The AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer Akin Olateru disclosed this during a brief meeting at the Bureau’s headquarters at Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos.

Olateru said the chopper, Agusta Westland W 139 Caverton Helicopters, crashed landed as an effect of a brownout generated during its landing in a dry dusty environment.

He maintained that Caverton should have carried out an assessment and risk test at the Kaaba stadium before the flight.

Olateru, however, stated that investigations are still ongoing and full details of the report will be released as soon as possible.

Osibanjo’s helicopter crashed landed in Kabba on Sunday, February 2, where he went for his door-to-door campaign.

The VP has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail, focusing more on meeting the electorate in their homes and market stalls.

This is not the first time the Vice President’s helicopter will be involved in such an accident.

In June 2018, his chopper was forced to land a few seconds after taking off from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada in Abuja.

The VP had gone to the college for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants.



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