The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) join other Nigerians in thanking God for sparing the lives of the Vice President and members of his team onboard the Agusta AW139 with registration number: 5N-CML and serial number: 31389 owned and operated by Caverton Helicopters which crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State with twelve (12) passengers on board, our Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo inclusive.

While waiting for the AIB report of the accident, we are disturbed about the preparation made for the landing of the helicopter in that area and the crowd that surged towards the helicopter after the crash, if there had been fire, we would have experienced some casualties.

We are deeply concerned about the management of the security of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is embarrassing to see the Vice President of Nigeria being flown by a foreign pilot whether contracted or chartered in a Nigerian Police helicopter as noticed in a previous flight during this campaign season.

It is a slap on the huge human resource of pilots Nigeria has in abundance

Dr. Gabriel Olowo FNIM, FITP