The management of Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) disclosed that they were notified by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) about an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF). According to the report the accident occurred on 26th January, 2022 around 7:30pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport.
The report further disclosed that the NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons on board maintaining 5,500ft before the incident
In a statement sent to The AmehNews and endorsed by Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager, Public Affairs of Agency saying the preliminary investigation showed that there were some injuries but no fatality from the incident.
Mr Oketunbi, said that 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.
He therefore solicits for any information about a Bell 429 helicopter that crashed at Bauchi Airport on January 26, 2022 should be send to our official communication channels: Mobile App: AIB-NWebsite: www.aib.gov.ngTwitter: @aibnigeriaInstagram: @AIB_NigeriaFacebook: AIB NigeriaEmail: Commissioner@aib.gov.ngSMS/WhatsApp: +234807 709 0900, 0807 709 0928