Posted by News Express | 11 October 2015 | 5,764 times
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF801) F7-Ni fighter jet returning to the base from an interdicted mission crashed due to bad weather and not under enemy fire around Hong, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State at about 1623hrs (4.23 pm), NAF confirmed late last night. It said there was no survivor as the pilot of the aircraft lost his life in the unfortunate incident.
"Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar, has set up an investigation panel to unravel the remote and immediate causers) of the accident. Further details will be communicated to you in due course," Air Commodore Dele Alonge, NAF Director of Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Abuja.
*photo shows a crashed fighter jet.
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