Airforce plane crashes in Kaduna killing pilot
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Airforce plane crashes in Kaduna killing pilot



Airforce plane crashes in Kaduna killing pilot

A Nigerian Airforce aircraft on Thursday crashed in Kaduna. The pilot and only officer on board died as a result of the accident.
This was announced in a statement released by the Airforce spokesperson, an Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya. He said that the cause of the crash was yet to be known, adding that investigation is underway.

He said, “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.

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“The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.”


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