Mr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau
AIB, during his Keynote address at the agency 2019 Stakeholders’ Forum with a theme to Review Accident Investigation Bureau Regulations 2016 and its implications on stakeholders, disclosed final reports of six accidents and incidents will soon be released.
This includes the serious incident involving Delta Airlines Airbus A330-223 on the 14th of February 2018 in which one of its engines caught fire causing the aircraft make a return.
Others are the Cessna 208B Caravan with registration 5N-BMJ belonging to late former governor Danbaba Suntai which happened October 25, 2012, Diamond DA40 aircraft belonging to International Aviation College ( IAC) Ilorin with registration 5N-BRD on November 25, 2013, also there is the 2018 Dana Runway incident in Port Harcourt Bristow helicopter Sikorsky S76C++ with registration 5N-BQJ on 3rd February of 2016, the Gulfstream 2000 belonging to NestOil with 5N-SRI in February 2018.
Olateru said he had sent the report of the Delta incident to the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus for the 60 day review before the release of the report and it returned from the manufacturers with ‘No Comment’ meaning a great deal of confidence is reposed in that final report.
The AIB Commissioner also revealed that the bureau is in the process of signing an agreement with France so the AIB can handle investigations of French-Speaking West African countries’ incident ,” they appreciate what we are doing here, he said, “meaning we are doing something right.”
During his welcome address, managing director of Spring Fountain, Mr. Tunde Fagbemi explained the reason the industry was most regulated stating that accidents were a series of activities that happen but preventable.