Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has entered into partnership arrangements with some notable government agencies, including the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and others.
The Commissioner, AIB, Engr Akin Olateru gave the hint at the weekend during a Gateway Forum held in form of a scheduled Zoom meeting organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC).
Speaking about the collaborations made so far, the AIB boss said: “We have got some cooperations from organs like Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). We are happy the way LASEMA handled the last accident and that is why we are making effort to sign an MoU with them and see how we can train their staff on how we work when there is an accident.”
On the recent accident involving a Bell Helicopter 206-B III aircraft operated by Quorum Aviation Limited, Olateru said the investigation is still ongoing.
He said AIB could not use drone for the investigation because they have not been licensed to use drone by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Explaining further, he emphasised “drone is essential when you have a wider area of crash. That is why we really didn’t need it this time. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) used their drones to take some pictures.”