In addition to Ibrahim Attairu, there was seven other military personnel onboard the ship. All of them also died.
When a Nigerian Air Force plane crashed near Kaduna airport on Friday, May 21, eight people were killed, including the chief of staff of the country’s ground forces, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attairu. This was reported by the press service of the Nigerian Air Force on Twitter.
“This evening, a Nigerian Air Force plane crashed near Kaduna International Airport,” the report said.
According to Reuters, Attairu was on his way to Kaduna State for an official visit. In addition to him, there was seven other military personnel on board. All of them also died.
The authorities are investigating the cause of the crash and all the circumstances of the incident.
As reported, in early April, a Turkish Air Force plane crashed in the west of the country, falling into the Aegean Sea during a training flight. The pilots managed to escape.
This accident in the country was the second in three days. Earlier, a multi-purpose NF-5 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force also crashed in the central part of Turkey during a training flight. The pilot was killed.