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AIB probes Bristow helicopter’s engine failure October 31, 2019
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The Accident Investigation Bureau has commenced investigation into the engine failure of a Bristow helicopter in Port Harcourt.

Bristow said the aircraft from an offshore location with 11 passengers on board was to land at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt.

It stated that the incident occurred in the Port Harcourt Control Zone with approximately four nautical miles to land.

According to the airline, despite the engine failure, the aircraft landed safely and taxied to the hangar.

The AIB said it was notified of the incident involving the Sikorsky 92 aircraft operated by Bristow Helicopters, with registration marks 5N-BOA at about 2.10pm on October 25, 2019.

The AIB said there were no casualties.

“From the information gathered so far, the pilot contacted the air traffic controller at about 1421, declaring the left engine failure. The aircraft was cleared to left base runway 22 for expeditious landing and it landed safely,” the AIB said.

The agency said its team of safety investigators from the AIB regional office in Enugu had commenced investigation into the incident.

Bristow said it was working with the respective authorities leading the investigation.

By THE PUNCH