Independence Day rehearsal: NAF confirms crash of its two aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Friday confirmed that two of its aircraft have been involved in an accident.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement.

Daramola said the air accident occurred during rehearsals for the Independence day celebrations.

“I wish to confirm an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations,” he said.

Daramola further confirm the death of one of the two pilots in the ill-fated rehearsal.

“It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce that one of the pilots who successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier today has passed on. May his soul RIP,” Daramola said.

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