NAF trainer aircraft in minor mishap, air chief orders probe

The Nigerian Air Force aircraft involved in mishap on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

A trainer aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force experienced “a minor mishap” in Kaduna State on Thursday.

The aircraft, a Super Mushshak trainer aircraft, was involved in a minor mishap at about 2.35 pm, according to the Director, Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet.

Gabkwet, in a statement, said the incident occurred while the pilots were returning from routine training.

He, however, said the two pilots “came out of the crash unscathed.”

The statement read, “A Nigerian Air Force Super Mushshak trainer aircraft was involved in a minor mishap earlier today, 7 March 2024, at about 2.35 pm.

“The accident, which occurred at about 3.5 nautical miles from Kaduna Military Airfield, involved two pilots who were returning from a routine training flight. Luckily, both pilots came out of the crash unscathed.”

Gabwet said the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, had ordered a probe into the incident.

He said, “The CAS has since directed for preliminary investigation to ascertain the immediate cause of the crash.”