Air Force Chief sets up panel to probe Dornier-228 crash

Air Force Chief sets up panel to probe Dornier-228 crash

Saturday, August 29, 2015 3:02 pm

Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar

Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar

Nigeria’s  Chief of Air Staff, CAS Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar has set up an investigation panel headed by an Air Vice Marshal to unravel the cause of the crash of  Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Dornier-228 aircraft. The plane with call sign NAF030   crashed into a house at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna on Saturday morning.

Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations & Information of Nigerian Airforce disclosed this  in a statement today.

Seven people reportedly died in the crash of the military helicopter.

The NAF spokesperson also revealed that though no casualty was recorded on ground, there were no survivors among the passengers onboard the aircraft.

According to him, the aircraft which was Abuja bound and had taken-off at about 6:45am from the Kaduna Military Airfield before the mishap.

He added that 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.

Alonge said Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar 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.

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