AIB discharges starter report on reason for Lagos helicopter crash


A primer report on the accident of a Bell 206B Helicopter worked by Quorum Aviation Limited into private structures in Opebi zone of Lagos on August 28, 2020, has been delivered by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

The report which uncovered that the chopper was topped to full tank limit on August 27, 2020 however neglected to make it to the Lagos Airport a moment before the assessed time, likewise demonstrated that the pilot’s last clinical assessment was legitimate till August 6, 2020.

As indicated by The Nation, the fundamental report uncovered that there was no proof to show that an application for the exception gave by the All Operators’ Letter (AOL) DG02020 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The AIB report uncovered that the helicopter had no fuel left in the fuel tanks after the accident, prompting theory of the accident happening because of insufficient fuel that couldn’t get it to the Lagos Airport.

The report additionally demonstrated that the pilot’s last capability check was legitimate till August 24, 2020. There was no proof to show that an application for the exception gave by the AIL DG018/20 had been submitted to the NCAA.

The report read;

“The helicopter collided with the top of a structure and a divider fence affecting two vehicles left in the compound. The pole and principle rotor edges were discovered unblemished during the post-crash investigation. Post event assessment uncovered that the fuel tanks were unfilled.

“The helicopter was not outfitted with a flight information recorder or a cockpit voice recorder. Nor was required by the pertinent avionics guidelines yet outfitted with a Garmic GNC Global Positioning System.”

As indicated by the AIB, the helicopter took off from Port Harcourt at 9.20am and was assessed to land in Lagos following two hours forty minutes. It collided with a private structure in Ikeja at 12:14pm.

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