No casualty was recorded in the crash.
The Nigerian Air force on Thursday confirmed that one of its helicopters, NAF-MI-24B, had an emergency landing on Thursday during a training exercise at the Military Airport, Port Harcourt.
Security source told PREMIUM TIMES that the aircraft crash-landed while trying to do an emergency landing at the airport, although no casualty was recorded.
According to a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by Group Captain Dele Alonge, Deputy Director, Air Force Public Relations and Information, the helicopter was on a training exercise when it made an emergency landing on Thursday at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt at about 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Alonge said there was no casualty recorded as all the crew members came out unhurt. He said the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, on receipt of the report, had immediately constituted a team of experts to unravel the circumstances that led to the accident.
The spokesperson said that further details of the emergency landing would be made known as investigations revealed.
The spokesperson to the Minister of Aviation, Joe Obi said the ministry would not comment on the crash as it was a military aircraft.
The Port Harcourt incident comes a week after a NAF aircraft crashed in Niamey killing two pilots.