An air crash involving the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport.
Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained.
Meanwhile names of personnel on board have been revealed. They are:
1. Lt. Gen. I Attahiru
2. Brig. Gen. MI Abdulkadir
3. Brig. Gen. Olayinka
4. Brig. Gen. Kuliya
5. Maj. L.A Hayat
6. Maj. Hamza
7. Sgt. Umar
8. Flt. Lt. T.O Asaniyi
9. Flt. Lt. A. A Olufade
10. Sgt. Adesina
11. ACM Oyedepo
The NAF Beachcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday had claimed all 11 lives onboard.
It was gathered that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway at about 6 pm due to bad weather.
Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, Akin Olateru, confirmed that the eleven souls died onboard.
Earlier, the NAF through its Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not provide details.