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Bureau releases Lagos helicopter crash report

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The Accident Investigation Bureau has released a preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred in Lagos State on August 28, 2020.

The accident which occurred at Opebi area of the state, involved a Bell 206B III Helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited.

The report revealed that the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness as the pilot’s last medical examination was valid till 6th August, 2020.

It also said there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

The report also revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison fuel.

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika

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