Nigeria Air Force plane has crashed.
News ToGo reports that the sad incident happened in Makurdi, Benue State. The crash took place on Friday evening leaving many of the residents in shock. The military authorities have provided an update concerning the incident.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed this in a statement. He said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.
He said: “Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, 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.”
This is not the first time such incident has happened. There have been instances of plane mishaps but some of them did not involve the planes belonging to NAF. More details concerning the crash will be provided when the probe is concluded.