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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle
Aircraft crashed while on a mission in Kaduna, a statement Air Force
spokesman, Air Commodore OlatokunboAdesanya, said yesterday.

He said the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s
experienced instructor pilots, “was unfortunately lost” during the

He added that the cause of the incident was unknown but the Chief of
the Air Staff (CAS) had directed the constitution of a board of inquiry
to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash. He described
the incident as a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the
flying profession.

Adesanya said the CAS and the entire NAF family commiserated with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.

Daily Trust reported  that the late pilot instructor was a Group
Captain and crashed within the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence
Academy grounds at 4.25 pm.
Source: Daily Trust

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