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Africa: Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau backtracks on Air Peace’s tyre incident on landing statement; yields investigation to NCAA

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The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has retracted its earlier statement on Air Peace Boeing 737-300 with registration number 5N-BUQ, saying that the tyre of the aircraft did not burst on landing, as it earlier stated.

According to a report by the atqnews.com, the agency in an earlier statement said the aircraft, with 127 passengers and 6 crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Abuja when the aircraft had a burst tyre on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and taxied to General Aviation Terminal (GAT), to park, adding that there was no injury or fatality.

As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation.

“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.
“The Bureau will soon release the preliminary report or update the public when necessary.

Also, nigerianflightdeck.com, reports that the agency has downgraded the event from what it earlier described as a serious incident to an incident and referring it to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

AIB in a statement today said, ”We refer to the occurrence involving a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUQ, operated by Air Peace Ltd, which occurred at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, March 8, 2021.

“Initial findings made by the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) following a download of the aircraft’s Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) revealed that the aircraft experienced a burst tyre during taxing.

“As the occurrence falls under the category of incident, AIB-N has therefore ceded the investigation to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Further enquiries on this occurrence should be addressed to the NCAA forthwith.”

The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has retracted its earlier statement on Air Peace Boeing 737-300 with registration number 5N-BUQ, saying that the tyre of the aircraft did not burst on landing, as it earlier stated.

The airline in the eye of the storm, Air Peace had swiftly reacted to the agency’ s statement insisting that it airline safely landed at the airport but had a busted tyre while it was taxing to the terminal.

The airline management in its statement also said, “We, therefore, take exception to reports implying that the aircraft had a tyre burst on landing, as this is conveying a wrong impression about the airline to the flying public. If the tyre had burst on landing, the aircraft would not have moved 2 km from the International Wing to the Domestic Wing.

“Air Peace is committed to providing best-in-class fight services and will relentlessly observe the highest standards of safety in its operations.”

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