Pilot Killed as Nigerian Air Force Air Beetle Crashes in Kaduna

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Pilot Killed as Nigerian Air Force Air Beetle Crashes in Kaduna

Pilot Killed as Nigerian Air Force Air Beetle Crashes in Kaduna

By Ofonime Essien

Air Beetle

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft crashed in Kaduna yesterday, killing an instructor pilot  who was on board.

A statement from the NAF Headquarters and signed by its Director of Information and Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

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The statement which did not give details of the crash and the site of the incident reads: “A Nigerian Air Force NAF Air Beetle Aircraft today (Thursday) 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.

“The cause of the incident 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.

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“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late pilot instructor.”

Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai

The identity of the pilot that died after a Nigerian Airforce Trainer Aircraft crashed at the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in Kaduna has been revealed.

He is Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai, a native of Adum Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State.

Findings reveal that he is the son of Chief David Ochai, the Clan Head ADUM/Aikwu.

(NAN)

 

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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