NEMA rescue helicopters

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) utilises one of the Bell 427s recently acquired for the Nigeria Customs Service for the ongoing rescue operation in the flooded states. The seasonal floods in Nigeria due to excessive rainfall have been described as the worst in decades. NEMA owns an old Mil 17 for search and rescue operations, but the agency will soon receive a new Bell 429.

NEMA DG Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi in front of a Bell 427 (5N-NCS) at Kaduna Airport

NEMA – Mil 17 – 5N-BGY


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3 responses to “NEMA rescue helicopters”

  1. Alaba says :

    I’m continously amazed at the huge size of the aviation (both civil & military) fleet in Nigeria. Seems there was a goody bag especially around ‘security issues’ and the goverment went to town. Is there an overall strategy around this? What support systems are in place for maintenance, pilot training et al? I hope I’m wrong but suspect in the near future, a lot of these assets will be grounded with low time and crews having type ratings but not enough time. There are even YouTube clips of some of ‘security’ pilots training in England.

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