Three killed in NAF chopper crash
… One pilot rescued alive
Three dead bodies have been recovered from wreckage of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter that crashed in Bama, Borno, on Monday.
However, one of the pilots was rescued alive by emergency workers deployed to the scene of the accident.
The Director of Defense Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, who issued an update on the situation, explained that rescue operation is still ongoing.
The statement was however silent on the number of passengers that were on the helicopter.
The statement reads: “One of the pilots of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission earlier reported has been rescued alive while the second one as well as the technician on board the three-member crew flight died in the crash. Rescue operation is still ongoing.”
The Nation recalls that an Air Force helicopter on Monday crashed in Southern Bama, Borno State while on a training mission in the area.
The military said the cause of the crash was purely accidental, stressing that “it was not the action of any enemy.”
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