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7 Die as Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes in Kaduna | NAF Sets Up Panel to Investigate




Following the crash of an Air Force helicopter which went down at the site of the old National Defence Academy in Kaduna state earlier today, the Nigerian Air force (NAF) has set up a panel to investigate and find out the cause of the crash.

The crash, which left 7 dead, occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning. The helicopter has been identified as NAF Dornier-228 aircraft with call sign NAF030.

The aircraft was Abuja bound and had taken-off at about 6.45AM from the Kaduna Military Airfield before the incident occurred.

According to a statement issued in Abuja by the director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, the panel to investigate the crash will be headed by an Air Vice Marshal.

According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria, the bodies of the passengers had been recovered while fire fighters had been mobilized to the crash site to curtail fire from spreading to other buildings in the area.

Source: Premium Times


  1. Suwa

    August 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    May their souls rest in peace

  2. Manny

    August 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Sad news, may their souls rest in peace.
    But panel again?

  3. Marvel

    August 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    @Manny, the panel thing get as e be. The Military Police should have a forensic team, crash site engineers etc After they clear the wreck, they should immediately clean up the town and start to compensate the ground victims. Panel indeed!!!

  4. Tropicopter

    August 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    RIP to the 7 who died. But please get the facts right – a Do 228 is not a helicopter, it’s an aeroplane

  5. Emmanuel Attat

    August 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    May d soul of departed rest in peace

  6. chuky

    September 1, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Aircrafts are just dropping like fly wet dem spray insecticide for.. Lord have mercy..
    Only God can compensate the victims families..
    May their very soul rest in perfect peace..

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