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Breaking: Air Force Plane Crashes In Benue

A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

According to a Channels Television report, the incident happened on Friday while it was on a routine training exercise.

Channels also reported that the statement has been confirmed by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

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He said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.

“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 said.

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Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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