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Scene of Nigerian Air Force plane crash that killed two

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An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) crashed in Kaduna.

The aircraft is a training aircraft, according to online media with ties to Nigeria’s security institutions.

“While details of the incident are still sketchy,” the newspaper reported, “sources told PRNigeria that two pilots were onboard the plane at the time of the incident.”

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At the time of publication, the Air Force had yet to comment on the crash. Edward Gabkwet, the company’s spokesman, did not return calls or texts from Ejes Gist Newspaper.

However, a flying officer who did not want his name used in this article confirmed the incident.

One of the two occupants of the plane was a trainee, according to the officer, who is also a pilot and lives at the Air Force base in Kaduna.

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Insiders, he said, are still in the dark about the details because senior officials are keeping the information hidden.

In Northern Nigeria, Kaduna is one of the states plagued by banditry.

In the last year, hundreds of people have been killed or kidnapped in the state.

Kaduna is also the state where, on March 28, bandits attacked a moving train, killing some passengers and kidnapping dozens more.

Although the Airforce authorities are yet to confirm the incident, a security source told Ejes Gist Newspaper that the trainer Aircraft crashed at the Air Force training base in Kaduna during a training session on Tuesday.

The aircraft reportedly belonged to the 401 flying training school.

Family confirms death of officers in NAF aircraft crash in Kaduna

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Nigerian Air Force plane crash victim

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

Nigerian Air Force plane crash victim

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.

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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A Beechcraft 350 was involved in the incident, which occurred in May 2021, and the plane crashed near the Kaduna international airport.

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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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