A Nigerian Air Force training helicopter on Thursday crashed in Enugu State after returning from a routine exercise. There were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground.
According to NAF Twitter account on Friday, the crash occurred on Thursday.
It said that although there were casualties, the cause of the incident was still sketchy and unknown.
The tweet reads,
“NAF helicopter suffers mishap upon landing in Enugu.
“Helicopter has crashed on landing in Enugu after a routine flight today. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground.
“@CAS_AMSadique has directed that a board of inquiry be constituted to determine the cause of the accident.
“@NigAirForce continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”
Efforts by News Agencies to get NAF officials on ground at the NAF Ground Training Command (GTC), Enugu, to speak on the incident was not successful.
Last month, the NAF says it will take delivery of two helicopter gunships from Italy before December.
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this during the 3rd Quarter Chief of Air Staff Conference 2019 in Abuja.
He said a team from the NAF had left the country for Italy to inspect the two aircraft. He added that “certainly, the two helicopters gunships will be delivered before December.’’