Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has announced that it had recovered the black box of a Bristow helicopter that crashed into the Lagos lagoon Wednesday.

helicopterThe black box contains the cockpit voice and the flight data recorders.

Commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Felix Abali, made this known to reporters in Lagos on Monday, saying full investigation to unravel the cause of the Bristow helicopter crash would now get underway with the recovery of its black box.

The Sikosky 76 helicopter marked 5N-BGD, crashed into the Lagos Lagoon as it approached its destination at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja.

Six of the 12 passengers on board the helicopter died while six others were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment.

Abali said the AIB would download information from the black box and analyse it, which would help it in getting its report before making it public.

He told reporters that investigation had been extended to retrieving documents and other materials from Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the airline operator.

He said other information would be released to the public as they unfold and according to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annexe 13. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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