Eko Hot Blog reports that the Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the crash of one of its helicopters in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, on Friday morning
Accordingly to a statement issued on Friday by the spokesman of NAF, Edward Gabkwet, the crash happened after the helicopter took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.
Gabkwet said all those onboard survived, though they sustained “minor injuries”.
The statement reads, “Fortunately, the entire crew of 5 survived the crash with very minor injuries and are currently being attended to at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently en route to Port Harcourt to assess the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew and give further directives.
“Incident of this nature is yet again a grim reminder of the dangers associated with military flying and the risks NAF pilots and technicians experience in their onerous tasks of defending our nation and deterring criminal elements from their nefarious activities.”
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