Friday, 10 April 2015

Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Lagos state

Nigerian air force (NAF) helicopter crashed in Lagos state and all the four people on board were injured.

Air Force spokesperson,Dele Alonge,in a statement said that the helicopter was on a training mission in Lagos at about 10 a. m. on Friday when it crashed.

He also said that the helicopter was returning to the Apron after the completion of the training exercise when it crashed due to hydraulic failure while on taxi to the hanger.

There was no casualty although the main Rotor debris caused damages to some ground equipment on location.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun, has ordered an immediate investigation into the crash.

Although ‎the NAF claims the aircraft was being used for training, but according to Nation report, it crashed immediately after takeoff.

The helicopter was wracked that one of its blades was broken, leading to inferno.

The wreckage of the aircraft has been already taken away according to Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman of National Emergency Management Agency.

“One of the helicopters in the presidential fleet crashed landed immediately after take off in the MMIA [Murtala Muhammed Airport] with two pilots and two passengers. They sustained minor injuries due to the prompt response by emergency responders including that of the Airport fire services.

“The fire was put out quickly in order to rescue the trapped victims, thus no life was lost. The NAF has since removed the wreckage of the crashed chopper,”‎ he said

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