NAF Helicopter Crashes In Port Harcourt
On Friday morning, a Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
In a statement, NAF spokesman Edward Gabkwet confirmed the development.
He said all those onboard survived though they sustained “minor injuries”.
The helicopter with the number NAF MI-35P crashedam shortly after it took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.
“Fortunately, the entire crew of 5 survived the crash with very minor injuries and areto at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently en route to Port Harcourt to access the situation forsee to the wellbeing of the crew and give further
The spate of NAF helicopters crashing leaving casualties has been a source of worryaviation and safety experts in the last two stakeholders calling on the military to uphold standard operating procedures and routine maintenance of its fleet.
In AugustMI-171 helicopter on a casualty evacuation mission crashed near Chukuba Village in Niger State, leaving casualties behind.
In 2021, at least 20 military officerswithin three months in three crashes involving NAF jets.
Then Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others were onboard a NAF Beechcraft 350 aircraft that crashed on May 21,International Airport. military personnel died in the tragic accident.