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Thursday, 24 August 2017

NAF aircraft crashes in Kaduna, kills one




A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft has crashed in Kaduna, killing, a pilot instructor who is on board.

A statement from the NAF Headquarters and signed by its Director of Information and Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
The statement which did not give details of the crash and the site of the incident reads: “A Nigerian Air Force NAF Air Beetle Aircraft today (Thursday) crashed in Kaduna while on a mission.
“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.
“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 pilot instructor.”
Meanwhile, the Director of Military Intelligence, Nigerian Army, Major General Abubakar Tarfa, has said the demand for increasing security presence across the country had negatively affected the Nigerian Army formations in their desire to achieve qualitative training for personnel.
Gen. Tarfa spoke as a special guest of honour at the Guards Brigade Third Quarter Inter-unit Cross country Competition 2017, held at Mambila Barracks, Abuja, on Thursday.
He said with careful planning, innovation and commitment and quality training of personnel by formations, the targeted goals could still be achieved.
He tasked commanders at all levels and soldiers to train hard and realistically too, to meet up with contemporary security challenges.