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‘Pilot errors account for 80% of Nigeria’s air accidents’

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Pilot errors account for about 80 per cent of all aviation accidents in Nigeria, experts in the industry have said.

Some of them, who spoke on Monday at the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, a tourism fair held in Lagos, however, stated that stakeholders had also intensified efforts on human capital development.

The President, Sabre Network, Mr. Gbenga Olowo, stated that about 1,312 lives had been lost in 10 accidents over 48 years in the country and that pilot errors accounted for 80 per cent of the incidents, while maintenance and weather accounted for the remainder.

Olowo, who is also the President, Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, said the situation had improved in the last one year, because there had been implementation of safety management system and more funds had been set aside for maintenance with dedicated accounts.

According to him, the country has not recorded any accident in commercial aviation since 2016 because airlines have…



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