A file photo of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru.

Black Box Of Crashed COAS Aircraft Recovered, Investigation Ongoing – AIB

There have been recovery of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), (Black Box) from the crashed Beechcraft 350 aircraft.

The Accident Investigation Bureau revealed this on Saturday.

However, In a statement signed by the AIB’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, the agency has been

mandated by the Nigerian Air Force to “lead the Investigation into the crash” of the military aircraft on Friday.

“The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and also the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the accidented Beechcraft 350 aircraft

have been recovered and therefore investigation has commenced,” the statement said.

“Investigators will download and analyse vital information contained in the recorders at the AIB-N’s world class

Flight Safety Laboratory, in Abuja.

However, “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.”

Military authorities have suggested that the flight crashed due to adverse weather conditions.

Earlier on Saturday, the burial of the late COAS and the other 10 officers took place at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

By Cynthia N.

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