The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has announced that a police Helicopter which took off from Abuja has crashed at the Bauchi Airport.

The AIB, in a statement on Thursday, said the incident occurred around 7.30pm on Wednesday January 26, but no loss of lives were recorded.

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 7:30pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport.

“The NPF helicopter had departed Abuja at 16:54 UTC for Bauchi with Six persons on board maintaining 5,500ft

“There were some injuries but no fatality.

“The investigating agency, AIB-N needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clips, evidences, or information any member of the public may have of the accident that can assist us with this investigation."

Meanwhile, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, who said no death and injuries was recorded during the incident, commended the pilot for averting what would have been a serious air mishap.

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