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NAF Alpha-Jet Goes Missing After Losing Contact With Radar In Borno

A file photograph of an Alpha-jet of the Nigerian Air Force. Photo: [email protected]

 

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has gone lacking whereas on an operation within the north-eastern area of the nation, authorities have stated.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed this in a press release on Thursday.

He stated the plane misplaced contact with radar whereas on an interdiction mission in assist of floor troops preventing insurgency in Borno State.

Gabkwet, who famous that the incident occurred on Wednesday night, defined that the mission was a part of the continued counter-insurgency operations within the North East.

According to him, authorities have commenced search and rescue efforts as particulars of the whereabouts of the plane have but to be ascertained.

Read the total assertion beneath:

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ALPHA-JET LOSES RADAR CONTACT

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has misplaced contact with radar in Borno State, whereas on an interdiction mission in assist of floor troops. The mission was a part of the continued counterinsurgency operations within the North East. The lack of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.

Details of the whereabouts of the plane or seemingly explanation for contact loss are nonetheless sketchy however shall be relayed to most of the people as quickly as they change into clear. Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

EDWARD GABKWET

Air Commodore

Director of Public Relations and Information

Nigerian Air Force

1 April 2021

VIDEO: Seven Killed As Military Aircraft Crashes In Abuja Airport

Wednesday’s incident got here a couple of month and two weeks after seven NAF personnel had been killed in a crash involving a army plane – just some yards off the runway on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.

The affected plane – Beechcraft KingAir B350i – crashed on February 21 at Bassa village within the nation’s capital whereas returning to the airport after reporting engine failure en path to Minna, the Niger State capital.

While the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, ordered a right away investigation into the accident, the late personnel had been buried on the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

An officer of the Nigerian Air Force who died in a army plane crash on February 21, 2021, is buried on the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

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