Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has set up a panel to investigate circumstances surrounding the crash of Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Dornier-228 aircraft with call sign NAF030.
The Air Force plane crashed into residential quarters of the old site of Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Kaduna in the early hours of yesterday, killing four crewmembers and three passengers on board in the aircraft instantly.
A statement issued in Abuja, on Saturday, by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters said that the panel is headed by an Air Vice Marshal.
The statement said the Chief of Air Staff aborted his official trip to Port Harcourt to visit the crash site and families of some of the deceased personnel and was to be accompanied by the Air Officer Commanding Training Command, AVM Alikali Mamu.
“A Nigerian Air Force, NAF Dornier-228 aircraft, with call sign NAF030, has crashed into a house at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna. Though no casualty was recorded on ground, there were no survivors among the passengers on board the aircraft,” the statement said.
“A Nigerian Air Force, NAF Dornier-228 aircraft, with call sign NAF030, has crashed into a house at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna.
“Though no casualty was recorded on ground, there were no survivors among the passengers onboard the aircraft.
“The aircraft was Abuja bound and had taken-off at about 6:45 a.m. from the Kaduna Military Airfield before the mishap.
“Bodies of the passengers have been recovered and fire fighters are already at the crash site to curtail fire from spreading to other buildings within the vicinity.


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