Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said that a NAF Beetle Aircraft crashed on Thursday in Kaduna while on a mission.
Adesanya announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday.
According to him, the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap.
He said the cause of the incident was unknown.
However, he said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession.
“The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.” (NAN)