Nigerian Air Force Combat Helicopter Crashes In Katsina

Nigerian Air Force Combat Helicopter Crashes In Katsina

By Wires Editor | The Trent on June 13, 2019
NCDC, Borno ISWAP Ibikunle Daramola, Borno, Boko Haram
FILE: Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the chief of air staff in Nigeria

The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed the crash of its gelicopter that was returning from a combat mission in Katsina.

It, however, said no life was lost in the crash which occurred at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF spokesman,  said in a statement that the Air Force Chief has ordered a probe of the incident.

Daramola said:” A Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI.

”Details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, are still scanty. However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.

”The Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident.

”The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”


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