Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai alleged to have died in the tragic plane crash
The victim has been identified as Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai, a native of Adum Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State.
A statement by Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said that the trainer aircraft with a single pilot on board crashed at about 4:25 pm of Thursday while on a mission.
Adesanya said that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
“Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Beetle Aircraft today (yesterday) crashed in Kaduna while on a mission.
“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was lost during the mishap.
“The cause of the incident is unknown, but Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with relatives of the late instructor pilot.
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