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Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes During Training

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Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes During Training

A trainer aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force on Thursday experienced a minor accident in Kaduna State.

The aircraft, a Super Mushshak trainer aircraft, was involved in a minor accident at about 2.35 pm.

According to a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, the incident occurred while the pilots were returning from routine training.

 

Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes During Training

 

He, however, said the two pilots escaped unhurt.

The statement read, “A Nigerian Air Force Super Mushshak trainer aircraft was involved in a minor mishap earlier today, March 7, 2024, at about 2.35 p.m.

The accident, which occurred about 3.5 nautical miles from Kaduna Military Airfield, involved two pilots who were returning from a routine training flight. Luckily, both pilots came out of the crash unscathed.”

Gabkwet, however, said the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has ordered a probe into the incident.

He said, “The CAS has since directed a preliminary investigation to ascertain the immediate cause of the crash.”

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