NAF sets to investigate cause of its crashed aircraft in kaduna

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…commiserates with the deceased families, sets investigation panel.

By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered the Accident Investigation Board to commence investigation to ascertain the root cause of the ‘Super Mushshak’ trainer aircraft crash that took place at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Kaduna, yesterday.

Director of Public Relations and Information,Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet revealed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Wednesday.

Air Commodore Gabkwet said ,the CAS, during his condolence visit Wednesday to the families of the plane crash victims, assured that NAF ‘will ensure it thoroughly investigate’ the cause of the crash if the Aircraft and reiterated that measures will be emplaced to avert its future occurrence.

The CAS, commiserated with families, friends, and colleagues of the 2 pilots, Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu, who lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Air Marshal Amao had constituted an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the sad news of the crash yesterday, to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

While at Kaduna earlier today, he assured the officers, airmen and airwomen of 401 Flying Training School that all measures will be emplaced to avert similar occurrence in the future.

He also reminded them on 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 agenciesy to rid the Northwest and indeed the entire Nation of all criminal elements.

The unfortunate incident of yesterday’s trainer aircraft crash is yet again a 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.

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