Crashed plane ‘Black box’ to be analysed in NigeriaThe Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Friday said the “black-box” of the airplane that crashed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, will be analysed here in Nigeria.
The spokesman of AIB, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi , told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the “black box” would be analysed at its Abuja office.
The Embraer-120 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BJY, was operated by Associated Airlines and was on a private charter flight from Lagos to Akure.
It crashed shortly after take-off at the local wing of the Lagos airport.
The aircraft was said to be carrying 20 persons, including the crew, as well as the remains of the former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu.
Oketunbi said; “AIB will analyse the black box at its newly constructed accident investigation bureau office in Abuja.
“Though, the laboratory is yet to be inaugurated, we will take the black box there for analysis to ascertain the causes of Thursday’s accident and how we can prevent a future occurrence.
“However, if we encounter any challenges while doing that, we may contact our foreign partners for assistance,” he said.
The black box usually contains the conversation between pilots and control tower at the airport prior to any