Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nigerian team to investigate Sao Tome plane crash

Nigerian team to investigate Sao Tome plane crash
(Punch 08/25/17)

A team of investigators from Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau has departed Lagos for São Tomé and Principe to commence investigation into the crash of an An-74 aircraft, which occurred last week on the West African island.

According to the AIB, the invitation came from São Tomé and Principe through the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency, an arm of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, while all expenses associated with the investigation would be paid 100 per cent by the government of São Tomé and Principe.

In a statement signed its Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, the AIB said the invitation was the first of its kind in its history, adding that it came on the heels of the rising performance profile of the bureau and its determination to be relevant as a leader in accident investigation across the sub-Saharan Africa.

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