We have started investigation of VP’s helicopter crash – NCAA – The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) revealed today that thorough check has started into Saturday’s accident landing of a helicopter carrying the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Kabba, Kogi State.
Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, affirmed the happening to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Adurogboye said the through check was being carried out by the Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB), the statutory office saddled with the undertaking of exploring such severe occurrences & mishaps.
“The NCAA has been notified about the incident and we have notified the AIB to begin investigations in line with its mandate” Adurogboye stated
A source likewise told NAN on the state of obscurity that the AIB had just sent its group of agents to the accident site to find out the remote & actual reason for the occurrence.
Additionally affirming the improvement, Caverton Helicopters, in an announcement endorsed by its Managing Director, Capt. Josiah Choms, said the applicable flying organizations had been notified about the occurrence.
Choms said “An Augusta AW139 Helicopter, under management by Caverton Helicopters was involved in a mishap on landing in Kabba, Kogi State on Feb. 2 as a result of unusual weather conditions.”
“There were no injuries to the passengers or crew on board and they were all quickly and safely evacuated.
“The relevant authorities have been duly informed and an investigation into the incident has commenced. We will, of course, support the authorities as required.
“We wish to reassure the public and our various stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all our operations,” he said.
NAN reports that Osinbajo and his associates had accident landing in Kabba when he visited the town for his Next-Level commitment with the general population.
Notwithstanding, the occurrence did not stop the Vice President from proceeding with his commitment as per an announcement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande.
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