The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, of the Nigeria Aviation Authority has said that the ill-fated Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed in Lagos Friday has no black box. This is contrary to the statement credited to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASMA, that the black box has been found.
According to a report we published this morning, the Director General of LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu made the claim which the AIB position has countered.
The AIB is the investigating body in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria. It said that investigation has since commenced without the black box
According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations specialised agency for global aviation regulation, black boxes, also known as flight recorders are one of the most relied upon resources for the improvement of aviation safety.
According to a report by the Punch, AIB’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketumbi, said, “It is not every aircraft that carries black boxes, especially helicopters. Some of them have but some of them don’t have based on the manufacturer’s design. But in this case, the Bell 206-B3 helicopter did not carry any black box,”