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Friday, 25 August 2017

Heartbreaking! Nigerian Instructor Pilot Dies After Air Force Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna (Photo)

Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai with his wife & 3 daughters
 
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed at the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in Kaduna while on a mission. The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, identified as Group Capt Adamu Gabriel Ochai, a native of Adum Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State lost his life in the crassh.
 
A statement by Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said that the trainer aircraft with a single pilot on board crashed at about 4:25 pm of Thursday while on a mission.
 
Adesanya said that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
 
“Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Beetle Aircraft today (yesterday) crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. “The only soul on board the aircraft, one of NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was lost during the mishap.“The cause of the incident is unknown, but Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash. 

“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with relatives of the late instructor pilot. 

“You are, please, requested to use your medium to disseminate this information for the awareness of the general public. We thank you for your usual support and cooperation.” the statement read.

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