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Ibadan Airport Accident: NSIB Reveals Crew Inexperience, Issues Recommendations

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has disclosed in its initial report that the aircraft incident involving Flints Aero Services Ltd at Ibadan Airport revealed inadequate night-time flight experience for the flight crew. 

In a statement issued by the Bureau’s spokesman, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, the accident occurred at Ibadan Airport, Oyo State on 3rd November, 2023, involving a HAWKER 800XP. 

The aircraft touched down off the runway, veering to the right. 

“Flints Aero Services Limited was issued with a Permit for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF). The PNCF issued to Flint Aero Services Limited stipulates that the aircraft shall not be used for carriage of passenger(s), cargo or mail for hire or reward”. 

The NSIB recommended improvements, including enhanced crew experience.

“The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) should ensure that it strictly observes the airport operational hours as published in the relevant Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and not permit extensions beyond the airport limitations. 

While the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) should ensure that Flints Aero Services Limited operates within the limits of the approval given to it, in accordance with Section 18.2.4.3 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2015. 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) should ensure that the overgrown grass verge on either side of runway 04/22 is immediately cleared”.

Another incident involved a Bombardier CRJ900 owned by FLYFORVALUE Aviation Limited at Port Harcourt Intl. Airport on November 14, 2023. 

The NSIB reported that, despite encountering light rain during approach, the aircraft veered off the runway into a grass verge after touchdown. Passengers disembarked without injuries. 

“The aircraft continued its roll till it veered off the runway into the grass verge adjacent Link A5. The ATC activated the crash alarm. Passengers disembarked without any injury”.

The NSIB emphasized that preliminary reports are not final and investigations are ongoing, incorporating various data sources. 

Safety recommendations were issued to relevant authorities for improved airport operations and compliance.

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