A police helicopter that took off from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has crashed in Bauchi Airport.
In a statement on Thursday, the Accident Investigation Bureau said the incident occurred around 07:30 pm on Wednesday.
The statement signed by AIB spokesman, Tunji Oketunbi, stated that six persons were onboard the helicopter when the crash happened.
The statement reads; “On 26th January 2022, Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria was notified by Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) about an accident involving a Bell 429 helicopter with Registration Marks 5N-MDA owned and operated by Nigerian Police Force (NPF),” the statement said.
“The accident occurred on 26th January 2022 around 7:30 pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport.
The NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons onboard maintaining 5,500ft
There were some injuries but no fatalities.
The investigating agency, AIB-N needs and hereby solicits your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidence, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation.
Yhe 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 a formal report is released”.