NAF Helicopter Crashes During Evacuation Mission

NAF Helicopter Crash
NAF Helicopter Crash

In a somber turn of events, MI-171 NAF Helicopter crash on Monday, August 14th, around 1:00 p.m., near Chukuba Village in Niger State. The helicopter, which was on a critical casualty evacuation mission, had departed from Zungeru Primary School en route to Kaduna.

The incident was confirmed by NAF authorities, with Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosing the details surrounding the crash. While en route to Kaduna, the aircraft encountered an unfortunate fate near Chukuba Village in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Efforts to rescue both the crew and passengers aboard the helicopter are currently underway. Despite the grim circumstances, the Nigerian Air Force remains committed to saving lives and is tirelessly working to ensure the safety of all those involved.


Preliminary investigations have already commenced to ascertain the probable cause of the tragic crash. The NAF is leaving no stone unturned as they seek to uncover the factors that led to this unfortunate incident.

This incident sheds light on the inherent risks faced by those serving in the military, particularly those involved in critical missions such as casualty evacuations. The courage and dedication of the crew members and their commitment to their duty highlight the sacrifices made by the Nigerian Air Force in their mission to serve and protect the nation.

The nation collectively mourns this loss and stands united in support of the affected families and the Nigerian Air Force community. As more details emerge, the investigation into the crash will hopefully provide answers and insights that can prevent such tragedies in the future.

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