- A Nigerian Air Force helicopter has crashed in the northeast
- The Agusta 106 Light Utility Helicopter suffered a technical mishap
- There ware no reported casualties
A helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in a yet-to-be-identified location in the northeast, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the aircraft, an Agusta 106 Light Utility Helicopter suffered a technical mishap, crashing into water.
Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, the NAF director of public relations and information, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, July 6, said there was no loss of lives.
Adesanya added that the pilots ditched the aircraft to minimise damage.
He said: “The Chief of the Air Staff has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incidence.
“Members of the board are already in Maiduguri to commence work.”
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Nigerian Air Force started a six (6) week-training for selected officers to help develop the capacity of their personnel to train others for force protection.
Officers of the British Military Assistance Training Team (BMATT) are in Nigeria to help train the pioneer officers who will in turn train other officers.
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The six-week BMATT training programme for selected NAF personnel is aimed at developing the capacity of the personnel to train others for Force Protection in a complex environment.
Watch NAIJ.com video of the Nigerian Air force giving details of the battle against Boko Haram: