The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft crashed in Kaduna on Thursday while on a mission , killing the pilot in the process.
The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Cdre Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed this development did not state the kind of operations being undertaken by the aircraft before it crashed.
Adesanya stated that the “only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap”.
He said that 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.
“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession,” he stated.
He said the CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.