Lagos Helicopter has no black box, says AIB

by AnaedoOnline

The Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black box, this is according to the Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB).

The helicopter had three persons on board and while two crew members died on the spot, the survivor in a critical condition died a few hours later at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

AIB, the investigating body in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, however, noted that investigation has since commenced without the black box.

Update: Third Victim Of Helicopter Crash Has Died

According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations specialized agency for global aviation regulation, black boxes, also known as flight recorders, are one of the most relied upon resources for the improvement of aviation safety. Audio recordings from cockpit voice recorders are valuable for post-accident safety analysis, especially to know what transpired on the aircraft (mostly the pilots’ last conversation) prior to their accidents.


UPDATE: Two Dead, One Seriously Injured In Helicopter Crash had earlier reported that the helicopter with Nationality Registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation was about two minutes to reach its destination at Murtala Muhammed Airport when it crashed into a fence separating two houses at 16A, Salvation Road.

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