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Accident Investigation Bureau 

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The Accident Investigation Bureau  has said it has deployed its investigators to the site of the helicopter crash involving the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in  Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday.

One of our correspondents gathered that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had officially informed the AIB to investigate the incident.

The General Manager, Public Relations, AIB, Mr Tunji Oketunbi, told one of our correspondents on Sunday that preliminary investigation had commenced.

Oketunbi said, “Investigation is ongoing, we have deployed safety investigators to the site for onsite investigation and they have carried out the process as they are trained to do.

“We are interviewing the crew and all the relevant personnel. We will also carry out other investigations as required.

“The preliminary report will be published as soon as possible in line with Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.”

Also, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday confirmed that investigation had started into Saturday’s crash.

The agency’s General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said the investigation was being conducted by the AIB, the statutory agency saddled with the task of investigating such accidents.

Also confirming the development, Caverton Helicopters, in a statement signed by its Managing Director, Capt. Josiah Choms, said the relevant aviation agencies had been informed about the incident.

Choms said, “The relevant authorities have been duly informed and an investigation into the incident has commenced. We will, of course, support the authorities as required.

“We wish to reassure the public and our various stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all our operations.”