Cameroon Solicits Nigeria’s Expertise In Aircraft Accident Investigation

The Republic of Cameroon has asked Nigeria’s experts in aircraft investigation to assist the country in the investigation of an accident involving Havilland DHC 400 Twinotter aircraft that occurred on May 11, 2022, in Cameroon.

Leading the Cameroonian team on a visit to Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was Mrs Essimi Dine, the Director of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation, Cameroon.

Mrs Essimi stated during her visit, noting that there was need for Nigeria’s intervention, given the advanced infrastructure for accident investigation.

She said the AIB-N would help to download and analyze information from the recorder of the aircraft.

According to her, the Republic of Cameroon would further collaborate with AIB-N, on capacity building in accident investigation and how to collaborate.

Earlier, Mr Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of Accident Investigative Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), said the bureau was part of the investigation of the accident as Nigerians were on board.
According to him, two Nigerians as pilots and a Cameroonian operator were involved in the accident.

The aircraft came with a highly burned recorder. We will be able to retrieve information from it, he added.

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