AIB Set To Probe Suntai’s Plane Mishap Of 2012

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The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), is set to probe the 2012 plane crash involving former Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba Suntai, and five others in Yola, Adamawa State.The bureau yesterday said all was set for the engine of the crashed private jet to be sent to its manufacturer in North America for “teardown.”

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AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, attributed the delay in investigation to paucity of funds, preventing the shipment of the engine abroad for analysis since the crash occurred on October 25, 2012.

Olateru explained that the engine teardown was necessary to determine the state of the aircraft’s engine before the plane went down in Yola.Late Suntai and five of his aides were, on October 25, 2012, involved in an air crash after their private plane, Cessna 208 aircraft marked 5N-BMJ, crashed in Yola, Adamawa State capital.

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Suntai, who did not recover from the severe crash injuries, died in Houston, Florida, in the United States on June 28, 2017.The late governor was said to be piloting the small aircraft at the time of the incident. Olateru added that the shipment of the engine for teardown was one of the processes of accident investigation, which the agency would carry out.

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