A Nigeria Air Force Helicopter crashed this afternoon in Bama, Borno State.
Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade revealed the news via a press statement:
A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission this afternoon, crashed due to technical fault at a location South of Bama. Investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the accident. Meanwhile, it is established that the crash is not as a result of any enemy action. Further details on the crash will be made known as soon as the investigation progresses.
An update has been posted on the Nigerian Defence Headquarters website:
One of the pilots of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission has been recovered alive while the second one as well as the technician on board the 3-member crew flight died in the crash. Rescue is still ongoing.
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