Air Force Plane crashes in Benue

A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

According to a Channels Television report, the incident happened on Friday while it was on a routine training exercise.

Channels also reported that the statement has been confirmed by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

He said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.

“Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash,” he said.

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