Interim Statement on Bell 429 helicopter, 5N-MDA

Interim Statement on Bell 429 helicopter, 5N-MDA

On 26th January, 2022, at 17:54 h, a Bell 429 helicopter owned by Nigeria Police Force and operated by Nigeria Police Air Wing (NPAW) with nationality and registration marks 5N-MDA, departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) to Maiduguri on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight plan with a planned technical stop at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport, Bauchi  (DNBC).  On board were 6 persons inclusive of 3 crew members (Pilot, Co-pilot and Engineer), and 3 passengers with fuel endurance of 3 hours.

5N-MDA was scheduled to depart DNAA for DNBC for technical stop and layover before proceeding to Maiduguri, next day. 5N-MDA was scheduled as a supplement for the first Helicopter (5N-PEJ), that departed Abuja for Maiduguri earlier same day for administrative activities.

Report No: NPF/2022/01/26/INTR/02
Operator: Nigeria Police Air Wing
Reg No: 5N-MDA
Aircraft Type: Bell 429 helicopterAccident
Date Released: January 26, 2024
Status: Interim Statement
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