A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft on Wednesday crashed in Kaduna while on a mission.
The only person on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, died in the mishap.
A statement by Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, the Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, “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,” he said.