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Pilot dies as air force jet crashes in Kaduna

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost a pilot in a plane crash that occurred in Kaduna on Thursday.

Olatokunbo Adesanya, spokesman of NAF, made this known in a short statement, saying that the cause of the crash was not yet clear

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission,” the statement read.

“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.

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“The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately 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.”

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