Nigerian Airforce plane crashes, kills pilot

A Nigerian Airforce Plane crashed in Kaduna on Thursday, killing a pilot who was the only officer on board.

The spokesman for the air force, Olatokunbo Adesanya, announced the tragic incident in a short statement.

According to him, the cause of the crash was unknown. An investigation, he said is underway.

The statement read, “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission.”

“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap. The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.”

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