AIB to Release Report on Attahiru’s Plane Crash Next Week

- Olawale Ajimotokan

The Accident Investigat­ion Bureau (AIB), yesterday said a report on the crash of a military aircraft involving the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, would be ready next week.

The crash, which occurred in Kaduna in May claimed 11 people including the late Attahiru.

The Commission­er, AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru, disclosed this in Abuja while releasing eight flight accident reports.

The bureau, however, noted that it was uncertain if the findings would be made public by the Nigerian Air

Force (NAF).

Speaking on the report of the crash, Olateru said: “Recall it’s a NAF aircraft but unfortunat­ely it happened at the civil airport.

“So, graciously the NAF felt we could be of assistance and then they commission­ed us to assist in the investigat­ion, which is ongoing and whether the NAF makes that public is not our call.

“This is because it is not under the purview of the AIB. But within the next one week, for us, the preliminar­y report will be ready.”

The bureau also said the eight latest report was the biggest haul since the establishm­ent of AIB.

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