Pilot dies in Nigerian Air Force plane crash

Pilot dies in Nigerian Air Force plane crash

Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:14 pm

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft crashed in Kaduna while on a mission on Thursday, killing the pilot, the only soul on board the aircraft.

Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force described the dead pilot as one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots.

“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,” said Olatokunbo.

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