A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft crashed in Kaduna today while on a mission. The only individual on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.
A statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adekoya, states that the cause of the accident is unbeknownst 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 statement noted that the unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. Adesanya said the CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.