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.
According to a statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adekoya, the cause of the accident 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 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.