In Makurdi, the capital of Benue state, a Nigerian Air Force plane, specifically the FT-7NI trainer aircraft, experienced a crash during a routine training exercise on Friday evening. The Director of Public Relations and Information for the NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, has verified the occurrence.
Gabkwet mentioned that two pilots who were aboard the plane survived the crash and are currently receiving medical attention at a military facility.
He said, “Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.
“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 added.