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Air Force helicopter crashes in Yola

By News Express on 10/11/2014

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A Nigerian Air Forces Helicopter has crashlanded in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The helicopter “with call sign Shark 23 on a training mission executed a controlled forced landing 4 minutes after take-off at the runway approach end of Yola International Airport today at about 0930hours,” says Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade.

“There is no casualty recorded as all the crew members have been recovered back to the base,” according to Olukolade in a statement issued in Abuja.

He says that “the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters has already set up an investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.”

Adamawa is in the North-East where the Boko Haram insurgency is currently raging.

•Photo shows Olukolade.

Source News Express

Posted 10/11/2014 9:51:08 PM

 

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