Pilots Killed As Air Force Jet Crashes In Kaduna

An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in Kaduna State.

Details of the incident are still sketchy, but sources said the pilots of the ill-fated aircraft were killed in the incident.

A source within the force confirmed the development to Daily Trust.

According to the source, the deceased pilots were on training session at NAF base in Kaduna when the incident happened.

“It is sad that we’ve again lost two of our fine officers. May God rest their souls,” he said.

The spokesman of Nigerian Air Force, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Commodore, could not be reached as calls to his mobile did not connect.

He had yet to reply a text message sent to his mobile phone or issued a statement as at when filing this report last night.

Daily Trust reports that the development happened less one year after a NAF aircraft crashed in Kaduna

The incident, which occurred in May 2021, involved a Beechcraft 350, and the aircraft crashed around the Kaduna international airport.

A former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers who were on board when the plane crashed, were killed.

Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for army recruits. (Daily Trust)

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