Thursday, 24 August 2017

Nigerian Air Force aircraft crashes in Kaduna

Nigerian Air Force fighter jet

A trainer aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force has crashed at the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna. According to a statement by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the aircraft, an Air Beetle, crashed in Kaduna on Thursday, August 24 during a mission. 

The statement added that the only pilot on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, died following the crash. 

Though the cause of the crash is unknown, the chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadiq Abubakar, has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash. 

The Air Force stated that the unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession.

The CAS and the entire NAF family has also commiserated with the relatives of the late instructor pilot. In other news, the chief of air staff, Sadiq Abubakar, has cautioned against the use of social media to spread hate speeches and false information. 

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