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Air Force plane crashes in Makurdi

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A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has crashed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

According to Channels Television, the incident happened on Friday evening, while the aircraft was on a routine training exercise.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said that two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.

“Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.

“Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash”, he said.

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