Pilot Killed As Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes


A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet returning from a mission to its base in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, Saturday crashed due to bad weather. The pilot of the jet died, the Air Force said in an official statement.

The jet “returning to the base from an interdicted mission crashed due to bad weather and not under enemy fire around Hong, Adamawa State at about 1623hrs (1523 GMT). There was no survival as the pilot of the aircraft lost his life in the unfortunate incident,” the statement said. It, however, did not say how many passengers were aboard the jet nor its precise mission in Adamawa.

The Air Force authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, the statement added.