A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft on Thursday crashed in Kaduna State while on a mission.
The only person on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was lost during the incident.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya.
According the statement, although the cause of the incident is unknown, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the causes of the crash.
“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot,” the statement read.