November 29, 2022

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CAVERTON CAMEROON AIR MISHAP: AIB-N blazes the trail in data transcription, bodies soon to be released

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A Nigerian female pilot, Adzuayi Ewuga, was among the eleven souls in the twin-engine Dash DHC 6-400 aircraft. Picture source: thefact.ng.com

The Accident Investigation Bureau-Nigeria, AIB-N, has performed another feat unprecedented in the history of accident investigation on the West Coast of Africa as it succeeded in completely downloading and analyzing the damaged Cockpit Voice Recorder, CVR, and the Flight Data Recorder, FDR, of the crashed DHC 6-400 aircraft, with registration number TJ-TIM. The aircraft was owned by Caverton Aviation Cameroon.

Also, Cameroon’s Ministry of Transportation will later today release the bodies of the victims of the crash to their respective relations.

Furthermore, in about a fortnight, the preliminary report of the accident will be released by Cameroon in conformity to the principle of Country of Occurrence, as revealed by the Commissioner, AIB-N, Engr Akin Olateru.

Monsieur Jean Ernest Masséna NGALLÈ BIBÉHÈ, Cameroon Minister of Transport


A precursor to the air mishap came via a public announcement on 11th May 2022, when Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, stated that the DHC 6-400 aircraft owned by Caverton Aviation Cameroon, had gone missing in Cameroon.

The public statement by Caverton Aviation Cameroon, an associate company of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, disclosed that the missing aircraft had two pilots and nine passengers on board. Unfortunately, no survivors were found at the scene.

The Cameroon Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Masséna NGALLÈ BIBÉHÈ, provided support especially during the search of the aircraft and at the commencement of the accident investigation.

However, all the requests for assistance the Cameroonian accident investigation team sought from AIB-N, were rendered, and true to type, promptly delivered too.

According to Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner, AIB-N, another request was the transcription and analysis of the retrieved information from the Cockpit Voice Recorder, CVR.

Aerial view of the crash site, about 2km North of Nsem, Cameroon

Olateru said the request had since been attended to and dusted.

Another highly technical task also successfully done and delivered was the assistance in formatting the preliminary reports of the crash and also the flight recorder including the weather.

Engr Olateru explained that by the nature of the crash and the guiding principles therefrom, the main investigation fell on Cameroon, the state of occurrence, which she gladly took up. While AIB-N had since been on stand-by to provide critical complement in aspects the main investigating team might be lacking, thus helping in generating a foolproof report.

Olateru explained that the final report will be delivered by the state of occurrence which is Cameroon while the preliminary report is expected to be made public in a fortnight by the Cameroonian investigators, having provided the format by AIB-N

Engr Akin Olateru, Commissioner, AIB-N

SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AIB-N RENDERED:

  1. Complete download of the data from the Cockpit Voice Recorder, CVR, and the Flight Data Recorder, FDR.
  2. Transcription and analysis of the retrieved information from the CVR
  3. Transcription and analysis of the retrieved information from the FDR including the weather
  4. Formatting of the preliminary reports to the crash and also the flight recorder including the weather.
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2 thoughts on “CAVERTON CAMEROON AIR MISHAP: AIB-N blazes the trail in data transcription, bodies soon to be released

  1. Expert has correlation with experience, that can be earned through competent leadership, through breed who are committed to their assigned responsibilities. Putting the round pegs on the round holes will make a wonderful and wholesome results of issues like this. I sincerely appreciate and congratulate the AIB-N management for solving the riddles of this magnitude outside the shore of our country.

    1. Thanks for your observation. Truth be told, all the aviation parastatals are upstanding to be counted. While not holding brief for any one, recent commissioning of the Air field Lighting, AFL, at the runway of Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMIA domestic terminal, by FAAN, also deserves commendation. After the project was kept at a lull for 14 years. NAMA has good stories to tell, and ditto for NCAT. NIMET has already taken its narratives to the rooftop

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