The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

NAF has reacted to the Nigerian Air Force plane crash that killed two pilots.

Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air Staff, has set up an Accident Investigation Board to figure out what caused the Super Mushshak trainer plane to crash at the NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday.

The Nigerian Air Force, according to Amao, will thoroughly investigate the cause of the plane crash.

The CAS expressed its condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the two pilots, “Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu, who died in the tragic accident,” in a statement by Director Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

“Air Marshal Amao had formed an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the sad news of the crash yesterday, to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash,” according to the statement. He assured the officers, airmen, and airwomen of the 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna earlier today that all measures would be taken to prevent a repeat of the incident.

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Scene of Nigeria Air Force plane crash that killed two

“He also reminded them of the importance of remaining steadfast and focused on their assigned roles and responsibilities, given the difficult task that the NAF and other security agencies face in ridding the Northwest, and indeed the entire country, of all criminal elements.”

“The tragic incident of yesterday’s trainer plane crash serves as yet another tragic reminder of the perilous nature of the military flying profession, as well as the daily risks NAF pilots take to ensure Nigeria’s territorial integrity.”

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Family confirms death of officers in NAF aircraft crash in Kaduna

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Flight Lt Abubakar Alkali, a  (NAF) officer killed in a jet crash, has been named.

In a statement signed by Alhaji Sule Dauda, the family of the dead pilot conveyed the terrible news

The officer was buried following to Islamic rites at the NAF base Central Mosque in Kaduna on Tuesday evening, according to the statement.

Family confirms death of officers

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Mistakes in the past.

In the last year, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has suffered casualties, losing at least four aircraft and several personnel.

At least 20 officers, including senior army personnel, died as a result of these tragic events.

Last year’s crash involving the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten others was the most notable.

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The crashes happened as the air force was attempting to acquire more equipment to aid in the fight against insurgents and bandits across the country.

The most recent is the $1 billion purchase of new aircraft and other equipment from the US government. The US government has approved the purchase, but the equipment has yet to be delivered.

Previously, the Air Force had purchased 12 Super Tucano fighter jets from the United States.

The US sold the jets to Nigeria to help with combat and air assaults.

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was involved in the incident, which occurred in May 2021, and the plane crashed near the Kaduna international airport.

Nigerian Air Force plane crash also occurred in May 2021, killing top military officers.


The chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other military officers on board were killed when the plane crashed.

Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna for an army recruit passing-out parade.

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That is all the latest information on Nigerian Air Force plane crash 

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