Air Chief Commends Two Pilots Involved in Makurdi Crash, Flies Them to Abuja For Extra Medical Care


The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar has commended them for their courage and commitment to ongoing training efforts in view of NAF’s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism commitments, while assuring them of NAF’s readiness at providing them with the best of medical care to ensure their quick recovery.

He gave the commendation yesterday, 17 July 2023, when he visited the two NAF pilots who successfully ejected from the crashed FT-7NI trainer aircraft which occurred on Friday, 14 July 2023 in Makurdi.

The pilots, who were flown to Abuja on the directive of the CAS for extra medical care and attention, were in stable condition and recuperating well after ejecting from the ill-fated aircraft. 

Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a press statement noted that the CAS, who was accompanied by the NAF Chief of Medical Services Air Vice Marshal Anthony Ekpe, expressed delight on seeing the pilots who were in high spirit and looking forward to getting back on their feet and resuming work as soon as possible. 

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