Just In: Two NAF Pilots Escape Death as Trainer Aircraft Crashes in Makurdi

The Nigerian Air Force says, one of its Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft crashed today, 14 July 2023 at about 4.15pm in Makurdi, Benue State, while on a routine training exercise. 

Luckily, the 2 pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft.

NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in anpress Statement on Friday noted that there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact. 

Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

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