22nd May, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) says it has recovered the black box in the aircraft that killed the nation’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru on Friday.
The AIB-N said it recovered the black box on Saturday, as it began investigation into the crash of the military plane.
According to a statement issued by AIB-N General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the accidented aircraft had been recovered and that investigation has begun.
He said investigators would download and analyse vital information contained in the recorders at the AIB-N’s world class Flight Safety Laboratory, in Abuja.
Oketunbi added that the mandate given to AIB-N is based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two agencies on July 1, 2020 covering areas of mutual assistance.
Attahiru and 10 others were killed on Friday in a plane crash in Abuja that shook the nation.
The deceased were buried on Saturday in Abuja amidst weeping and wailing.