NAF helicopter Crash-lands in Makurdi

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One of the aircrafts from Presidential fleet recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force on Thursday tumbled after it had successfully landed at the air force base in Makurdi, Benue State.

Our correspondent reliably gathered from an insider from the Air Force base that the helicopter marked Augusta AW101 tumbled after it had successfully landed.

The source, who pleaded not to be mentioned said, “It was not a major crash, what happened was that the helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and then tumbled .”

It was gathered that only the flight engineer was on board and did not sustain any serious injury.

But when contacted, the Air Force, Public Relations Officer, Makurdi, Okon Bassey, said he was not aware of the incident because he was undergoing a course in Lagos. He, however, gave our correspondent the telephone number of his assistant.

The assistant, who simply identified himself as Gambo when our correspondent called him on phone, said that nothing happened at the base.

“It is all rumour, many people have been disturbing us concerning this thing but I can confirm to you that nothing happen,” he said.

Source: Punch

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