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Nigeria to collaborate with U.S NTSB to investigate helicopter crash that killed Herbert Wigwe, others 



Herbert Wigwe

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has announced collaboration with the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the investigation of the crash that killed the co-founder and Group CEO of Access Banking Plc.  

This was disclosed in a press statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) where it stated following the crash, the Director of the NSIB, Capt Alex Badeh established contact with the NTSB since individuals involved were persons of interest in Nigeria.  

The statement further noted that such collaboration is hinged on the Chapter 5 subsection 27 of ICAO’s Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation which provides countries with special interest with accidents involving her citizens.  

It noted that the NTSB investigation is usually structured in three phases of which the report from the preliminary investigation will be released in 14 to 21 days while the final aviation accident report will be published in two years.  

The duration of the investigation will span between 18 to 24 months.  

Additionally, the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) will be part of the investigation since the helicopter involved in the crash being manufactured in France.