Breaking News
Translate

Breaking: NAF aircraft crash in Abuja

By: Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja- The Nigerian Airforce has confirmed that two of its aircraft taking part in rehearsals for Nigeria’s 58 independence anniversary have crashed in Abuja.

Nigerian Air Force

A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and  Information said’, “I wish to confirm an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations.

Video: NAF aircraft crash

“I thank God no nobody died. Details will be communicated later. Thank you”

Military sources have told Vanguard that the crash occurred at the Mpape district of Abuja which is adjacent to Maitama district.

Plane carrying Lamido, Sani delayed for 1 hour before landing in Abuja airport

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had on September 17, told Abuja residents that it was carrying out aerial display as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 58th Anniversary in Abuja.

” Consequently, there will be movement of NAF aircraft within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from now till Oct.2 , as NAF pilots commence rehearsals for the occasion,” he said.

Daramola has said in a that fighter aircraft would be flying at low level during the rehearsals.

” The NAF, therefore, wishes to advise members of the public not to panic but to go about their normal businesses,” Daramola said.

Details on the two fighter planes that collided would be released later.

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.