Investigations on the helicopter crash involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s on February 2nd, 2019 will be concluded soon.
In recent discovery, the crash was said to have been caused by an inflight visibility restriction, the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has revealed.
The ill-fated Augusta Westland (AW139) helicopter, operated by Caverton Helicopters Limited took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Okene via Kabba at about 1:36 PM local time.
An hour later, the helicopter crashed at Kabba, Kogi state.
All 12 persons on board including Professor Osinbajo got out alive.
In a report released by AIB on Tuesday, the agency said “the flight crew encountered a brownout condition during the hover to land, which led to the loss of external visual references, spatial disorientation and loss of situational awareness resulting in misjudgment of distance and ground clearance, as the flight crew tried to control the helicopter’s movements for landing. The helicopter landed hard and rolled over on its right side.”