BREAKING: NAF aircraft crashes during training in Benue

A Nigerian fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, Benue State capital on Friday.

According to reports, the two personnel of the Nigerian Air Force on board ejected unhurt.

In a statement on Friday, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.

“Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.

“Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash,” he said.

The NAF spokesperson added that Hassan Abubakar, chief of air staff, has at up a panel of inquiry to investigate the direct and remote causes of the crash.

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