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Friday, 25 August 2017

NAF aircraft crashes in Kaduna yesterday killing an experienced young Pilot

Nigerian Air Force

Report of the crash of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) trainer yesterday killing Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai, its experienced instructor Pilot on board, flooded the internet.

The sad incident was said to have occurred at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Afaka permanent site close to the International Airport road Kaduna at about 4:25pm.

Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF's director of Public Relations and Information issued the statement below to confirm the incident:

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today 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”.

According to him, the cause of the crash is yet to be identified although Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), after the incident, have directed the constitution of a committee of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the crash.

See beautiful photos of the late Pilot and his wife and three daughters below:

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