Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes, Loss Pilot

An Aircraft belonging to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday crashed in Kaduna killing the pilot.

A statement by Air Force spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, says, “the cause of the accident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has ordered the constitution of Board of Inquiry to investigate the cause of the accident.

“The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot,” he said.

 

Read The Statement Below

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.

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.

OLATOKUNBO ADESANYA
Air Commodore
Director of Public
Relations and Information

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