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Post-Independence Evaluation of Air Transport Safety in Nigeria

Fadugba, Olaolu George and Oluwajana, Seun Daniel and Busari, A. A. and Oyedepo, Olugbenga Joseph (2015) Post-Independence Evaluation of Air Transport Safety in Nigeria. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 4 (4). ISSN 2304-9693

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Abstract

This research evaluates air transportation safety in Nigeria. Records of aircraft crashes in Nigeria were extracted from different archives to create a database of air traffic incidences within the air space of Nigeria since Independence. Statistical overview of air transportation accidents in Nigeria using accident data to examine a national trend in air transportation disasters was carried out. Results of the analysis showed that air traffic accidents in Nigeria have increased per decade with 2 incidences between 1960 and 1969, 27 incidences between 2000 and 2009 with an increasing trend in the preceding decades. Impacts of season on aircraft accident in Nigeria were less significant. Airplanes constitute larger proportion of aircraft involved in accident with 86% incidences, and 14% for helicopter. Passenger plane constitute the largest proportion with 46 incidences occurring in the commercial plane category while 8 and 2 crashes occur in Military and Cargo operation. Majority of the accidents in Nigeria occurred in Lagos with 14 crashes involving plane majorly, followed by Abuja (FCT) and, Kano and Rivers with 4 each. Year 2005 however has the highest number of plane incidences in Nigeria with 11 crashes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air Transportation, Aviation, Database, Helicopter, Airplanes, Plane Crash
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 11:07
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 11:07
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7494

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