UPDATE: Crew Engineer On Crashed Nigerian Air Force Jet Found Alive (PICTURED)

UPDATE: Crew Engineer On Crashed Nigerian Air Force Jet Found Alive (PICTURED)

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on July 23, 2014
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The engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive.

The crew member who was declared missing when his body could not be located in the vicinity of the crash resurfaced at the military Headquarters in Maiduguri on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, having trekked through the bushes after the crash.

It is thus confirmed that Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot and Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi, the aircraft technician survived the crash while Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only one lost in the crash.

The family of the officer has been duly informed while the two survivors are in stable condition but receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operation on the incident has been concluded, while investigation into the crash continues.

See photos of the survivors below:

Flight-Lieutenant, NM Halilu of the Nigerian Air Force who survived crash (Photo credit: Defence Headquarters)
Flight-Lieutenant, NM Halilu of the Nigerian Air Force who survived crash (Photo credit: Defence Headquarters)
Warrant Officer, Augustine Nwanonenyi of the Nigerian Air Force who survived crash (Photo credit: Defence Headquarters)
Warrant Officer, Augustine Nwanonenyi of the Nigerian Air Force who survived crash (Photo credit: Defence Headquarters)

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