JUST IN: Air Force Plane Crashes in Benue

The Nigerian Air Force’s FT-7NI training jet has crashed in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state.

According to reports, the event happened on Friday night during a regular training session.

The NAF’s director of communication and public relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, has confirmed the occurrence.

According to Gabkwet, two of the pilots of the aircraft were still alive and receiving medical care in a military hospital.

He said, “Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, 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 HospitalNAF 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,” he added.


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