A police helicopter has crashed in Bauchi state with 6 persons onboard. The aircraft with registration 5N-MDA was involved in the accident, on Wednesday. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) in a statement confirmed the accident, saying it was notified by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The helicopter, which had six persons on board, had departed Abuja on Wednesday evening. The AIB, however, added that no loss of life was recorded in the accident but they were some injuries.
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The statement said: “On 26th January 2022, Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria was notified by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) about an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF),”
“The accident occurred on 26th January 2022 around 7:30 pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport. “The NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons onboard maintaining 5,500ft “There were some injuries but no fatality.
“The investigating agency, AIB-N needs and hereby solicits your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidence, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation.
“The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and not assume the cause of the accident until the formal report is released.”
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