The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the deaths of two pilots in a plane crash in Kaduna and has launched an inquiry.

Two pilots have died in a crash involving a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) trainer aircraft in Kaduna State, according to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

In a statement released on Wednesday, April 20, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, identified the officers as Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu.

The two officers were among the Nigerian Airforce officers who returned from a six-month training stint in Pakistan in April 2021.

The Super Mushshak trainer plane crashed on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at NAF Base, Kaduna, according to Gabkwet.

Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air Staff, indicated in a statement that NAF will conduct a thorough investigation into the reason of the incident.

This was revealed by Air Marshal Amao during a visit to Kaduna on Wednesday, April 20, to commiserate with the two pilots’ families, friends, and colleagues.

 

Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna, begins investigation

Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna, begins investigation

Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna, begins investigation Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna, begins investigation

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