Nigeria Air Force Fighter Jets Crash in Abuja
Two aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force have suffered a mishap in the Katampe area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Friday.
However, there’s no inferno yet as fire service and other rescue teams were seen heading to the scene of the crash.
The number of people injured in the incident could not yet be ascertained, as efforts were still ongoing by the military to attend to the situation.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force has announced the death of one of its pilots.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, made the announcement on Friday.
“It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce that one of the pilots who successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier today has passed on. May his soul RIP,” Daramola said.
“I wish to confirm an air incident involving two NAF aircraft taking part in the 58th Independence Day celebrations. Thankfully, no lives were lost,” he said.