The Accident Investigation Bureau (ABI) has revealed that its investigators have recovered the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed Beechcraft 350 aircraft that led to the deaths of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers in Kaduna State on Friday.
This is according to a statement issued on Saturday by the AIB’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, to newsmen in Kaduna.
The agency disclosed that it has been mandated by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to “lead the Investigation into the crash” of the military aircraft .
“The mandate given to AIB-N is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two agencies on July 1, 2020 covering areas of mutual assistance.”
“Investigators will download and analyse vital information contained in the recorders at the AIB-N’s world class Flight Safety Laboratory, in Abuja”.
Military authorities have suggested that the flight crashed due to adverse weather conditions.
Earlier on Saturday, the late COAS and the other 10 officers were buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.