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NAF Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna

A Nigerian Air force training airplane has reportedly crashed in Kaduna.

It was learnt that the plane crashed in Kauran Dawa in Saminaka Local Area of Kaduna state.

The airplane known as Diamond 40, is a one person seater training aircraft which is used for training of personnel at the NAF base.

However, no casualty was involved as the pilot of the airplane came out unhurt, DailyTrust reported.

Meanwhile, in a follow up released by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), it said a student pilot ”force landed” a Diamond 40 Trainer Aircraft on the outskirts of Kaduna.

NAF explained that the incident occured while on a solo mission, as part of flying training at the 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.

According to NAF, the incident, which took place today, 19 March 2018, was as a result of an airborne emergency that could not enable the pilot fly the aircraft back to the Base.

”He therefore force landed the aircraft but with minimal damage to it.

“However, the student pilot, who was the only one on board, suffered minor injuries and is already receiving treatment at the 461 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kaduna.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident while efforts are ongoing to recover the aircraft, NAF added.

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