Nigeria: Nigerian Air Force pilot instructor killed in plane crash

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) trainer aircraft, an Air Beetle, on Thursday crashed in the northwestern city of Kaduna with the loss of the pilot.

A statement by NAF Spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokumbo Adesanya, said the Air Force instructor pilot was the only person on the plane. Kaduna is the headquarters of the NAF Training Command.

Air Commodore Adesanya said that the cause of the crash was unknown, adding that an investigation was underway.

The statement said: "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 CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.”
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25 Agosto 2017 07:06:27




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