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NAF to investigate Super Mushak trainer aircraft crash

Chief of Air Staff, Air-Marshal Oladayo Amao says the Nigerian Airforce will ensure it thoroughly investigates the cause of the super mushak trainer aircraft crash that occurred yesterday at the NAF base, Kaduna.

In a statement by spokesperson of the force, Air-Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Air Chief made the pledge when he visited families of the deceased – Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu – who were killed in the tragic accident in Kaduna.

The statement said the Air Chief had constituted an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the news of the crash to determine the immediate and remote cause of the incident.

Air-Marshal Amao assured officers, airmen and airwomen of 401 training school, Kaduna, that all measures would be put in place to avert similar occurrence in future.

He reminded them of the need to remain steadfast and focused on their assigned roles and responsibilities in view of the onerous task before the NAF and other security agencies to rid the North-West and Nigeria of all criminal elements.

The statement described the unfortunate incident of the air accident as yet again another tragic reminder of the perilous nature of the military flying profession as well as the risks NAF pilots continually take daily to secure Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

Reporting by Usman Sani; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor