Accident Bureau Confirms Nigerian Police Helicopter Crash

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Accident Investigation Bureau ( AIB) has confirmed an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Bauchi Airport.

Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager, Public Affairs of AIB in a statement disclosed that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) notified it of the accident.

The incident which happened around 7:30pm (Local Time), involved six passengers onboard, but no fatality was recorded.

He said: “The NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons on board maintaining 5,500ft. There were some injuries but no fatality.

“The investigating agency, AIB-N needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidences, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation.

“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and NOT assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released”.


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