AIB releases report on Osinbajo’s helicopter crash in Kabba

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released preliminary report of the helicopter accident involving the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. had on Feb. 02, 2019, Saturday, reported that a helicopter carrying Osinbajo was involved in an accident at Kabba, Kogi state.

However, Mr. Akin Olateru, commissioner of AIB, said the investigation was still ongoing but that among other causal factors, the crew lost visual contact with the ground at landing due to a “brownout.”

Explaining brownout, he said it is caused by landing in a dry, sandy environment.

“Caverton Helicopters Limited did not conduct site survey of the landing field prior to the flight and did not carry out safety and risk assessment,” he said.

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