AIB-N To Release Preliminary Report On Azman Air incident

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Yemisi Izuora

The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) would son make public preliminary report of its inquest into an incident involving a Boeing 737-500 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-SYS belonging to Azman Air.

The incident occurred in the evening on February 16, 2021 in Nigeria, when the tires busted.

The Bureau, in a statement issued by the General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, noted it would soon make the preliminary report of the incident where necessary available to members of the public.

The statement noted that the aircraft, with 49 passengers and six crew members on-board was en-route to Lagos from Abuja when it had burst tyres on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

According to the statement; “As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for the assistance of the passengers and members of the public.

“We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence or information on the serious incident that can assist us with this investigation”.

He, however, maintained that anyone with useful information can contact AIB on its official communication channels

.“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the accident until the formal report is released,” he said.

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