The Commissioner and Chief Govt Officer of Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Engr. Akin Olateru, has known as on Nigerian airways to determine a unit for accident investigation of their respective organizations to reinforce air security.
He spoke whereas receiving the investigation staff from Cameroon probing the crash of the Havilland DHC -6-400 Twin Otter operated by Caverton Cameroon on the Bureau’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
An announcement by the bureau’s Normal Supervisor, Public Affairs Mr Tunji Oketunbi, quoted the Commissioner as saying this might assist the airways to grasp and make the most of the advantages of accident investigation to spice up security of their operations.
In response to Olateru, huge carriers like American Airways have such models, which has enormously benefited the carriers including that it’s the duty of everybody to have an understanding of accident investigation in Africa.
The Commissioner additional disclosed that when totally commissioned AIB-N coaching college will play a major position in coaching airways’ personnel in accident investigation, which can assist them in investigating occurrences with a view to enhancing security of their operations.
The AIB Coaching Faculty, a world class coaching establishment positioned in Abuja is close to completion and is predicted to start operations earlier than the top of the yr. Singapore and different two international locations, based on Olateru, have signified readiness to help the AIB coaching college.
The Cameroonian delegation led by Mrs Leopoldine Essimi of the Ministry of Transport included Col. Brice Okomou, Capt. Raymond Ekenglo and Mrs Mispa Samnick.
In response to Essimi, they had been in Nigeria to hunt AIB-N experience within the studying of the flight recorders, transcription of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), evaluation of the Flight Information Recorder (FDR) and FDR animation.
The DHR-6-400 Twin Otter (registered TJ-TIM) was working Yaoundé (Nsimalen) – Dompta – Yaoundé (Nsimalen) on Might 11, 2022 when it crashed killing all of the passengers and crew members. The plane was discovered crashed in a forest, not removed from Nanga Eboko.
In response to Olateru, Nigeria was a part of the investigation consistent with the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 since there have been Nigerians onboard the ill-fated plane including, nevertheless, that Cameroon has not determined whether or not it might cede the investigation fully to Nigeria or not.
The Commissioner stated Nigeria will likely be helping Cameroon within the investigation together with her Flight Security Laboratory, which based on him is among the finest on the earth presently.