A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has crashed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital with the two pilots ejecting to safety.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
Gabwakwet said the plane crashed during a routine training exercise on Friday evening.
He said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and that medical team are observing them in a military facility.
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“Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft.
“Additionally, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact.
“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 causes of the crash,” Gabwakwet stated.
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