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JUST IN: Plane crashes in Benue

A Nigerian Air Force FT-7NI trainer aircraft has crashed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday evening, while on a routine training exercise.

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The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.

The statement said two pilots onboard the aircraft survived and were being observed in a military facility.

“Luckily, the two pilots on board survived the crash after successfully ejecting from the aircraft. Additionally, there was no loss of lives or damage to any property around the area of impact,’’ the stamen said.

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“Both pilots are currently under observation at NAF Base Hospital, Makurdi. Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has constituted a Board of Inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash,” It said.

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