How pilot survived in NAF plane crash in Kaduna

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed in Kaduna State, with the lone passenger and pilot surviving.
The NAF trainer air plane crashed on Monday in Kauran Dawa in Saminaka Local Area of the state.
The airplane identified as Diamond 40, is a single person-seater jet used for training of personnel at the NAF Base.
There was no case of human casualty as the pilot came out unhurt.
NAF, which confirmed the incident, said that its student pilot force-landed a Diamond 40 trainer aircraft on the outskirts of Kaduna, while on a solo mission, as part of flying training at the 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
In a statement issued in Abuja by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice-Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, he said: a�?The incident, which took place today, March 19, 2018, was as a result of an airborne emergency that could not enable the pilot fly the aircraft back to the base.
a�?He, therefore, force-landed the aircraft, but with minimal damage done to it.
a�?However, the student pilot, who was the only one on board, suffered minor injuries and is receiving treatment at the 461 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kaduna.
a�?The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident while efforts are ongoing to recover the aircraft,a�? Adesanya said.

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