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Military helicopter crashes in Makurdi by yungcrae(: 6:45 pm On Nov 24, 2016

A military aircraft recently released from presidential fleet and handed over to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, Benue State.

The Nation gathered from a senior Air Force officer in Makurdi that the Augusta AW101 helicopter crashed after landing.The source, who pleaded not to be named, said it was not a major crash.

“What happened was that the helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and tumbled,” the source added.

Our correspondent learnt that only the flight engineer was on board the chopper when it crashed and did not sustain serious injury.

The NAF Public Relations Officer in Makurdi, Okon Bassey, who was contacted by our correspondent, feigned ignorance of the incident, claiming he is attending a course in Lagos and promised to send his assistant’s contact details.

The assistant, who simply identified himself as Gambo, said nothing happened at the NAF base.

‘It is all rumour, many people have been disturbing us concerning this thing. But I can confirm to you that nothing happened, “he stated.


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