As per the report on Friday morning has it that the missing According to report on Friday morning has it that the missing Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has crashed.
The crash of the jet was confirmed early hours of today by the Director of Public Relations and Information Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a social media post.
According to post, the fate of the two pilots aboard the jet is unknown but the NAF search team is on a mission to find them.
Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with two crew members on board on 31 March 2021 might have crashed.
The cause of the crash as well as the whereabouts of the two pilots remain unknown. The pilots are Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele
Extensive search and rescue efforts are still ongoing by NAF surveillance aircraft as well as NAF Special Forces and Nigerian Army troops on ground. At this point, the NAF is not ruling out anything regarding the incident.
It however remains hopeful that the crew would soon be found and rescued.
Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information
The report states that the fighter jet with two crew members lost contact with radar around 5pm on Wednesday.
It was on an interdiction mission in support of ground troops in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in Borno State, where Boko Haram is hottest.
The accident of the fly was affirmed early long stretches of today by the Overseer of Advertising and Data Base camp Nigerian Aviation based armed forces, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in an online media post.
As per the post, the destiny of the two pilots onboard the stream is obscure yet the NAF search group is set to discovering them.
Insight report accumulated by the Nigerian Flying corps demonstrates that the Alpha Fly airplane (NAF475) that went off the radar with two group individuals on board on 31 Walk 2021 may have slammed.
The reason for the accident just as the whereabouts of the two pilots stay obscure. The pilots are Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele
Broad hunt and salvage endeavours are as yet continuous by NAF reconnaissance airplane just as NAF Exceptional Powers and Nigerian Armed force troops on the ground. Now, the NAF isn’t precluding anything with respect to the episode.
It anyway stays cheerful that the group would before long be found and safeguarded.
Air Commodore Head of Advertising and Data
The report expresses that the fighter stream with two team individuals lost contact with radar around 5 pm on Wednesday.
It was on a prohibition mission on the side of ground troops in the progressing counter-revolt tasks in Borno State, where Boko Haram is Hottest.