A Nigerian Air Force Beetle Aircraft crashed on Thursday in Kaduna while on a mission.
This was made known by Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
In a statement in Kaduna, Adesanya said one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap.
He was the only one on board the aircraft.
The cause of the incident, he said, was unknown.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, had 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,” the statement reads in part.
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