Chinazor Megbolu |.
The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has on Thursday released final reports on Skybird Air, Kabo Air, Aero Contractors and two bulletins of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).
The Bureau gave a final report on a serious incident involving a Gulfstream G-IV aircraft owned and operated by Skybird Air Limited with nationality and registration marks 5N-BOD, which occurred at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on September 12, 2018.
The Commissioner, AIB-N in his remarks said the causal factor to delayed response by the crew to recognise that the ground spoilers and thrust reversers were locked out leading to the runway overrun.
He noted that safety recommendations were issued to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and SkyBird Air Limited.
Speaking on serious incident involving a Boeing 747-200 aircraft owned by Kabo Air Limited, which occurred at Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto (DNSO), Sokoto State on October 4, 2013; Olateru explained the cause of the incident were the unserviceable visual approach Slope Indicator (VASI) on runway 26 and decision to land on the non-precision runway 26 at night, adding that a safety recommendation was given to Kabo Air.
On a B737-500 aircraft owned and operated by Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited which occurred on Runway 18R, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos on April 9, 2016, Olateru said it was a causal factor to excessive rudder application by the crew after touchdown.
The report showed that three safety recommendations were given to Aero Contractors Company and NCAA.
On the incident involving a Tampico Club TB-9 aircraft operated by Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna State on December 10, 2013; he said: “The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology should ensure that Flight Instructors emphasize to the Student Pilots the need for a Go-Around whenever excessive ballooning/bouncing occurs during landing exercises”.
For the report involving a Tampico Club TB-9 aircraft owned and operated by NCAT, which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna State on June 18, 2014; he recommended that NCAT be included into its Flying School Procedure Manual requirements for mandatory occurrence reporting (MOR) by student pilots.
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