The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said that the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, will ensure a thorough investigation into the cause of the Super Mushshak trainer aircraft crash that occurred yesterday, 19th April, 2022 at NAF Base, Kaduna.
According to a statement issued Wednesday by the NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Air Chief stated this when he visited Kaduna earlier today to commiserate with families, friends, and colleagues of the 2 pilots, Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu, who lost their lives in the tragic accident.
TheFact Nigeria reports that Air Marshal Amao had constituted an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the sad news of the crash yesterday, to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
While at Kaduna earlier today, he assured the officers, airmen and airwomen of 401 Flying Training School that all measures will be emplaced to avert similar occurrence in the future.
He also reminded them on the need to remain steadfast and focused on their assigned roles and responsibilities in view of the onerous task before the NAF and other security agencies to rid the Northwest and indeed the entire nation of all criminal elements.
“The unfortunate incident of yesterday’s trainer aircraft crash is yet again a tragic reminder of the perilous nature of the military flying profession as well as the risks NAF pilots continually take, daily, to secure Nigeria’s territorial integrity”, Gabkwet said.