Kabo Air Sokoto tyre bursts investigated

The plane had a burst tyre just as it landed in Sokoto … Photo: courtesy: Saharareporters.com

A Kabo plane travelling to Saudi Arabia had a burst tyre while landing in Sokoto.
The Accident Investigations Bureau said it had begun investigation into the incident involving a Kabo Air B747, which occurred in Sokoto on Friday.
This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the Bureau, Tunji Oketunbi, on Sunday in Lagos.
The spokesperson said that the aircraft carrying Saudi Arabia bound pilgrims was believed to have burst tyres on landing.

“AIB investigators have been dispatched to conduct investigation into the circumstance surrounding the incident with a view to determining the probable cause,” the statement said.
Mr. Oketunbi said that AIB was charged with the responsibility to investigate aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the country and where Nigeria interest was represented.
“AIB’s investigation is not to apportion blame or liability but to prevent future recurrence and improve air safety through safety recommendations,’’ he said.
The Kabo airline plane, after the burst tyre incident, still transported pilgrims to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission said on Saturday.
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