No Fatalities As Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Benue

By Ikenga Chronicles November 24, 2016

No Fatalities As Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Benue

Reports have emerged that one of the aircraft handed to the Nigerian Air Force by the Presidency has crashed at the Nigerian Air Force base in Makurdi on Thursday.

The crash happened barely a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he successfully participated in the 4th Africa-Arab summit.

Recall that Buhari had led the Nigerian delegation to the summit which was attended by African Heads of State and prominent leaders from the gulf.

The Agusta AW 101, one of the presidential jets recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force was a medium-lift helicopter specially designed for military operations.

It reportedly crashed due to poor training of crew members who manned its operation.

After the handover, the aircraft was repainted from the initial white and green to camouflage. Reports reveal that damages to the jet were significant but no life was lost to the crash.

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