NSIB Releases 30 Safety Recommendations In One Year
The Director General of Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr. Akin Olateru says the Bureau has released seven reports and 30 safety recommendations in 2022 alone.
Releasing seven final reports of occurrences to the public, Olateru said the newly released reports make a total of 82 aircraft accident reports released by the Bureau since its establishment in 2007 and a total of 63 reports released by the current administration from 2017 till date.
He said the Bureau has also released a total of 272 Safety Recommendations since inception with 191 of the recommendations released by his administration.
“Today, we are releasing seven serious incident final reports. Included in the reports are 20 Safety Recommendations, which were addressed to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the affected airlines, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), among others,” he said.
The new reports released are the serious incident involving Bristow Helicopters Nigeria LTD, Embraer 135 Aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BSN which occurred at Port Harcourt military Airport (NAF BASE), Port Harcourt, on the 9th March,2020; the serious incident involving ATR-72 Aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N- BPG owned and operated by Overland Airways limited, which occurred at Ilorin International Airport, Nigeria on 29th November 2014; the serious incident involving Boeing 737-300 Aircraft belonging to Air Peace Limited with nationality and registration Marks 5N-BUO which occurred at FL310 enroute Enugu from Lagos on 14th December,2018; the serious incident involving British Aerospace BAE 125-800B Aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOO operated by Gyro Aviation limited, which occurred at Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 16th July 2020 and the serious incident involving British Aerospace BAE 125-800B aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOO operated by Gyro Aviation limited, which occurred at Osubi airstrip, Warri, Nigeria on 10THSeptember 2020.
Others are the serious incident involving a Dornier 328-100 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-DOX, operated by Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP (DANA) Limited, which occurred at Port Harcourt military Airport on 23rd January 2019 and the serious incident involving Airbus 330-243 aircraft operated by middle East Airlines with nationality and registration marks OD-MEA and a parked Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Turkish Airlines with nationality and registration marks TC-LJC which occurred at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on 29th July, 2020.
Details of the reports, which include the factual information, findings, analysis, conclusions and safety recommendations on the investigations are available for download on our website.
Olateru said the reports are essential to the fulfillment of the Bureau’s mandate of investigating aircraft accidents and serious incident with the aim of enhancing safety, through safety recommendations issued, thereby assuring safe skies in Nigeria and Globally.