Nigerian Air Force Initiates Investigation Into Trainer Aircraft Crash

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 of a Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft that crashed today at about 4.15pm in Makurdi, Benue State, while on routine training exercise.

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft and there was no record of loss of life or damage to any property around the area of impact.

The statement notes both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi.

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