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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137789
Last updated: 9 July 2021
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:OAS Helicopter Limited
Registration: 5N-BKA
MSN: 3994
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oke Oba Hill in Ikonifin, near Ife Odan -   Nigeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Lagos
Destination airport:Ilorin
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
The National Emergency Relief Agency NEMA yesterday said it has recovered the bodies of three victims killed in helicopter crash in Ife-Odan, Osun State on Friday.
According to NEMA's Director-General, Sani Sidi, in a statement made available to Sunday Champion yesterday in Lagos, the crashed helicopter wreckage was discovered "about 10 kilometres west of Ife-Odan on a mountain range", between Ife-Odan and Ogbomosho.
The aircraft departed airline's helipad in Maryland, Lagos a 9.25am. The chairman/chief executive of Bacita Sugar Company Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi, her personal assistant Adedoyin Ogunbanjo and their Filipino pilot were killed after impacting terrain.

Causal Factor:
The non-adherence of the Pilot to Visual Flight Rules of clear-of cloud and obstacles
while maintaining ground contact at all times led to Controlled Flight into Terrain
Contributory Factors:
i. The Pilot was not Instrument Rated.
ii. The pilot's lack of route familiarization.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2014-016 issued 13 March 2017 by AIB Nigeria to NCAA
Safety recommendation 2014-017 issued 13 March 2017 by AIB Nigeria to NCAA
Safety recommendation 2014-018 issued 13 March 2017 by AIB Nigeria to NAMA
Safety recommendation 2014-019 issued 13 March 2017 by AIB Nigeria to NCAA
Safety recommendation 2014-020 issued 13 March 2017 by AIB Nigeria to Nigerian Police

Revision history:

01-Aug-2011 13:59 Black Typhoon Added
01-Aug-2011 14:00 Black Typhoon Updated [Time]
01-Aug-2011 16:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
01-Aug-2011 20:24 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Aug-2011 00:44 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
27-Apr-2013 16:37 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2016 16:53 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2017 23:29 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
13-Mar-2017 23:30 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
13-Mar-2017 23:31 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator]
15-Mar-2017 18:05 harro Updated [Date, Source]
25-May-2021 08:06 harro Updated [Accident report]

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