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Nigerian Air Force pilots survive air mishap during routine training flight

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Two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have survived an air mishap which occurred while returning from a routine training flight. 

Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, said the incident occurred on Thursday, March 7, at about 3.5 nautical miles from Kaduna Military Airfield.

He noted that the Super Mushshak trainer aircraft was involved in the minor mishap at about 2.35 pm. The statement read; 

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Mushshak trainer aircraft was involved in a minor mishap earlier today, 7 March 2024, at about 2.35 pm.

“The accident, which occurred at about 3.5 nautical miles from Kaduna Military airfield, involved 2 pilots who were returning from a routine training flight. Luckily, both pilots came out of the crash unscathed.

“The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has since directed for preliminary investigation to ascertain the immediate cause of the crash.”

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