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    Update:Black box of the Crashed Military aircraft of COAS found, investigation ongoing – Accident Investigation Bureau

    The Accident Investigation Bureau has announced that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed Beechcraft 350 aircraft that led to the deaths of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers, have been recovered.

    AIB’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi in a statement released on Saturday May 22, said the agency has been mandated by the Nigerian Air Force to “lead the Investigation into the crash” of the military aircraft on Friday May 21. 

    The statement read; 

    “The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the accidented Beechcraft 350 aircraft have been recovered and investigation has commenced. 

    “Investigators will download and analyse vital information contained in the recorders at the AIB-N’s world class Flight Safety Laboratory, in Abuja.

    “The mandate given to AIB-N is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two agencies on July 1, 2020 covering areas of mutual assistance.”

    By Haji R.

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