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KADUNA MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASH:NAF CONSTITUTES INVESTIGATIVE PANEL

KADUNA MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASH:NAF CONSTITUTES INVESTIGATIVE PANEL

The Chief of the  Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has constituted an accident investigation board to find the cause of its aircraft (super Mushshak trainer) that crashed in Kaduna on Tuesday.

The development was contained in a statement issued by Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information on Wednesday in Abuja

It further stated that earlier on Wednesday the Chief of Air Staff visited Kaduna to commiserate with the families, friends, and colleagues of the 2 pilots, Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu, who lost their lives in the tragic event.

The statement pointed out that Air Marshal Amao had constituted an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the sad news of the crash yesterday, to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

“While in Kaduna earlier today, he assured the officers, airmen and airwomen of 401 Flying Training School that all measures will be emplaced to avert similar occurrence in the future.

“He also reminded them of the need to remain steadfast and focused on their assigned roles and responsibilities in view of the onerous task before NAF and other security agencies to rid the Northwest and indeed the entire Nation of all criminal elements.

The statement noted that the “unfortunate incident of yesterday’s trainer aircraft crash is yet again a tragic reminder of the perilous nature of the military flying profession as well as the risks NAF pilots continually take, daily, to secure Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

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