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A Nigerian Air Force Beetle aircraft crashed on Thursday, August 24, in Kaduna while on a mission, Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya said.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Adesanya said “the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap.”
He said the cause of the crash has not been determined.
According to him, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
“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 instructor pilot.”