Kaduna (Nigeria) – An Abuja bound Nigerian Air Force plane has crashed Saturday morning in Kaduna shortly after take-off.
A statement by the Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, say the plane crashed into a house in a military barrack.
The statement says, though there was “no casualty was recorded on ground, there were no survivors among the passengers onboard the aircraft.”
It says the the “Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has aborted his official trip to Port Harcourt to visit the site of the air crash and families of some of the deceased personnel in company of the Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Alikali Mamu.”
The Military has aleardy set up a panel to investigate the cause of the crash.
An eyewitness confirmed that none of the members of the affected house loss their lives, as they were in the other section of the building at the time of the accident, but added that the house help has suffered some injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency have also confirmed the accident.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has condoled families of the deceased.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Samuel Aruwan, the Governor says”I received the news of the plane crash in Kaduna with sadness. We offer our deep condolences to the families who have been bereaved by this accident.”
Photos of house destroyed by the crashed Nigerian Air Force plane on Saturday in Kaduna.
Please Read The Air Force Statement Below:
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Dornier-228 aircraft, with call sign NAF030, has crashed into a house at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna. Though no casualty was recorded on ground, there were no survivors among the passengers onboard the aircraft. The aircraft was Abuja bound and had taken-off at about 6:45am from the Kaduna Military Airfield before the mishap. Bodies of the passengers have been recovered and fire fighters are already at the crash site to curtail fire from spreading to other buildings within the vicinity.
2. Meanwhile, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has aborted his official trip to Port Harcourt to visit the site of the air crash and families of some of the deceased personnel in company of the Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Alikali Mamu. The CAS has also set up an investigation panel headed by an Air Vice Marshal to unravel the cause of the accident with immediate effect.
3. You are please requested to publish this information in your mass media for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.
Air Commodore Dele Alonge
Director of Public Relations & Information