Nigerian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes In Adamawa

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF801) F7-Ni fighter jet returning to the base from an interdicted mission crashed due to bad weather and not under enemy fire around Hong, Hong Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State at about 1623hrs (4.23 pm) on Saturday.

This was confirmed by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Comm. Dele Alonge.

Alonge also confirmed that “there was no survivor, as the pilot of the aircraft lost his life in the unfortunate incident.”

Meanwhile, he said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has set up an investigation panel to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the accident. He promised that further details would be communicated to in due course.

Four crew members and three passengers were killed in August when a NAF Dornier-228 aircraft which off from Kaduna Military Airfield crashed on its way to Abuja.




via - ThisDAY





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