NAF Trainer Aircraft Crashes in Makurdi

NAF Trainer Aircraft Crashes in Makurdi

A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft crashed today, 14 July 2023 at about 4.15pm in Makurdi, Benue State,

A Statement by the spokepersons Air commodore Edward Gabkwet says the incident happened while on a routine training exercise.

Luckily, the 2 pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft.

The statement adds that, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.

Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

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