The Nigerian Airforce said Friday, that one of its fighter aircraft prosecuting the war on terror, veered of the runway and fell into a ditch, on landing at the Yola airport and that no life was lost in the accident.
A statement signed by the Director, Airforce Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa:
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF/457) has veered off the runway at Yola Airport. “The incident happened yesterday (Thursday) at about 1900hrs (7:00pm) when the aircraft was returning from a late evening attack at the Sambisa Forest. “The aircraft, on landing, veered off the runway, and stopped at a ditch beside therunway. “No life was lost as both‘pilots on board came out unhurt
The statement added that “Investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.”