A Nigerian Air Force NAF MI-35P helicopter on Friday crashed in Port Harcourt.
This was made known to TNN in a release made available by the Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigeria Air Force, Mr. Edward Gabkwet.
According to the statement, “the crash occurred at about 7:45am, shortly after the aircraft took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.
“Luckily, the entire crew of five survived the crash with very minor injuries and are currently being attended to at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.”
The release added that, “the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently enroute Port Harcourt to assess the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew and give further directives.
“Incident of this nature is yet again a grim reminder of the dangers associated with military flying and the risks NAF pilots and technicians experience in their onerous tasks of defending our nation and deterring criminal elements from their nefarious activities.”