July 14, (THEWILL) – A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has crashed in Makurdi, Benue State, on Friday evening, while on a routine training exercise.
Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information , Nigerian Air Force, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
Gabkwet said there was no loss of life or damage to any property around the area of impact, adding that the 2 pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft.
“Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash”, he added.