• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Air Chief Visits NAF Pilots Involved In Air Crash

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar has visited the two NAF pilots who successfully ejected from the crashed FT-7NI trainer aircraft which occurred last Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.

This is contained in a statement made available to Radio Nigeria by Director of Public Relations and Information of the Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

The statement explains that the pilots, who were flown to Abuja on the directive of the CAS for extra medical care and attention, were in stable condition and recuperating well after ejecting from the ill-fated aircraft.

It explains that the CAS, who was accompanied by the NAF Chief of Medical Services, Air Vice Marshal Anthony Ekpe, expressed delight on seeing the pilots who were in high spirit and looking forward to getting back on their feet and resuming work as soon as possible.

Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar commended them for their courage and commitment to ongoing training efforts in view of NAF’s counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism commitments, while assuring them of NAF’s readiness at providing them with the best of medical care to ensure their quick recovery.

PR/Usman Sani