Azman Air incident: AIB commences investigation, solicits passengers, public assistance

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The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB), says investigation has commenced into the serious incident involving a Boeing 737-500 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-SYS belonging to Azman Air, which occurred around 5:55pm (Local Time) on 16th February, 2021.

According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB, Tunji Oketunbi, in a news release, the aircraft with 49 passengers and 6 crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Abuja when it had  burst tyres on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

“There was no injury or fatality”.

The Bureau says, it needs the cooperation of all including the passengers and the general public to know the cause of the serious incident.

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“Hereby solicits for the assistance of the passengers and members of the public. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence or information  on the serious incident that can assist us with this investigation”.

It adds, ” 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 formal report is released”.

While promising that it will soon release the preliminary report or update the public where necessary.