Pilot dies in NAF aircraft crash as Buhari mourns

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the Air Force officer that died at the final rehearsal for the 58th Independence Anniversary.

One of the pilot who was a victim of the NAF aircraft crash, has reportedly died. Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed the death of the pilot, said he died after he was successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft

The President who said that he was saddened by the tragedy also wished the two officers that survived in the crash quick recovery.

Already the remains of the dead officer will be buried today (Friday) about 5:30 pm as the family members including the father and wife have visited his corpse.

Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari alongside the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu visited the two survived officers whose health conditions are stable at the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA hospital, Abuja.

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar received the Chief of Staff and SSA to the President at the hospital and briefed them on the mishap.

Two Nigerian air force jets which were taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day celebrations, reportedly crashed today in Abuja.

The two Nigerian airforce jets collided and crashed, in an incident which occurred at Katampe area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Friday.


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