PICTURED: Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the loss of two pilots in a crash in Kaduna State involving one of its trainer planes.

PICTURED: Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna

This was confirmed by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the NAF Director of Public Relation and Information in a statement on Wednesday April 20, identified the officers as Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu.

According to Gabkwet, the Super Mushshak trainer aircraft crash occurred on Tuesday,19 April 2022 at NAF Base, Kaduna.

PICTURED: Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, during a visit to Kaduna on Wednesday, April 20, to commiserate with families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased stated that NAF will ensure it thoroughly investigate the cause of the crash.

PICTURED: Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna

Meanwhile, family and friends of one of the officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Flight Lt Abubakar Alkali, killed in the plane crash, have taken to social media to mourn him.

PICTURED: Nigerian Air Force confirms death of two pilots in aircraft crash in Kaduna

The family of the deceased pilot announced the sad news in a statement signed by Alhaji Sule Dauda. The statement further disclosed that the officer had been buried according to Islamic rites at NAF base Central Mosque, Kaduna on Tuesday evening.

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