Olaleye Aluko, Abuja
The Nigerian Air Force has said a panel, set up to investigate the accident of Agusta Westland 101, a helicopter handed to it by the Presidency, is still sitting.
The NAF added that the report of the panel had yet to reach the authorities.
The NAF Director of Information and Public Relations, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, who spoke with The PUNCH on Monday, said the force would ensure transparency in the matter.
The helicopter last Wednesday tumbled on the airfield at the 33 Logistics Group, NAF Base in Markudi, Benue State after a successful landing.
The director, had in a statement, said a seven-man panel was set up to “investigate the immediate and remote causes of the incident.”
The panel is headed by Air Vice-Marshal Emmanuel Anebi.
The spokesman stated that the authorities would take the appropriate actions as soon as the panel submitted its report.
He said, “The panel investigating the incident is still sitting. There is no update yet. I may not be able to say when the report will be ready. Like we said, the whole essence of this is to ensure that there is a transparent system. As soon as the report is ready, the authorities are going to take the necessary actions.”
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