AIB probes Bristow helicopter incident

AIB probes Bristow helicopter incident


The Accident Investigation Bureau said it has commenced full investigation into an incident involving one of Bristow Helicopter’s aircraft.

Pilot of the helicopter Sikorsky 92 had declared emergency when one of its two engines failed in the air.

As at the time of the incident, the helicopter had 13 persons onboard.

The incident occurred last Friday in Port Harcourt Airport when the helicopter declared emergency in an offshore platform.

A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB, Tunji Oketunbi, said that there was no fatality.

He explained information gathered so far by AIB indicate that the pilot contacted the Air Traffic Control and that declaring aircraft was cleared, left Base Runway 22 for expeditious landing and landed safely.