Paul Obi in Abuja
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) pilot thursday died in an air crash during a mission in Kaduna State.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, explained that the cause of the crash remained unknown.
He said: â€œA NAF Beetle Aircraft today (yesterday) crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAFâ€™s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.
â€œThe cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the causes of the crash.â€
According to Adesanya, â€œThe unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession.
â€œThe CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.â€