Nigerian Airforce plane crashes, kills pilot

Nigerian Air Force fighter jet
Nigerian Air Force fighter jet

An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Airforce has crashed, killing a pilot who was the only officer on board, a spokesperson has announced.

The accident occurred in Kaduna on Thursday, the spokesman for the airforce, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a short statement.

Mr. Adesanya, an Air Commodore, said the cause of the crash was unknown. An investigation is underway, he said.

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission,” the statement said.

“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap. The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash. 

“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot.”



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  • 0tile

    May every plane crash and burn, every plane meant to attack Biafra and SS. All say amen.

    • Shahokaya

      May worse calamities befall on you and your family!

      • 0tile

        Since I am not planning to bomb anybody your wish is sent back to you and your co-bigot Kay Soyemi(fake esq).

    • Julius

      What else is new with you. A cursed evil will always lash out and that’s what you are doing daily.You are cursed and hurting . You will never find solace by being evil and negative. Your faggot ass will burn in hell. All say Amen.

  • kexiena

    Pilots need training before flying. And with the questionable character of Nigeria armed forces personnel, there’s no knowing whether these planes are certified air-worthy before take off. Prayers for the family of the pilot!

    • Man_Enough

      Don’t be too negative. Even in advance countries, planes crash. No system is above accident.

      • kexiena

        Nigeria Air force and Police combined has had more than 4 air accidents in the last two years, this excluding where they “mistakenly” bombed IDP camp. Do your homework by going back to read what they identified as root cause! In Nigeria with very few airplanes (or fighters ), one accident a year is too much, and sufficient to stop them from using the airspace.

        • Dem dey hear


          All said and done the main issue is that……….

          “The right and proper thing
          for any elder statesman to do is to call and demand for the
          resignation of President Buhari who is simply not well enough to run the
          affairs of the nation. Having been away for a 104 days; instead of standing his
          ground and taking care of his health, he scampered back (to Nigeria) the
          following morning because he couldn’t take the criticisms and the embarrassment
          before the international community. The new Buhari arrived in Nigeria. We saw
          him alight from the plane, waved to the crowd, got on the podium and they
          played the national anthem but he didn’t have the strength and wherewithal to
          inspect the guard of honour that was mounted for him.

          He did a recorded
          broadcast because he was too weak and feeble to do a live broadcast. And it
          didn’t stop there; the new Buhari could not go to his office because they
          claimed that rats and rodents have taken over the office. The old Buhari we
          knew would not run away from rats but the new Buhari does. Finally, a day after
          that, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the most important that runs the
          affairs the nation, the new Buhari called off the weekly FEC meeting because he
          said he was receiving a report. Maybe the rats have penetrated the council
          chambers as well. The old Buhari has not come back and will never come back.
          This man is not well.”

    • Julius

      I do agree with you about the condition of the planes. You never know but bare in mind that pilots also crashed and died in an advanced country air forces.

  • Rosebud

    What happened, no ejector seats?

  • Hinds Peter

    I throw a challenge to Islamic nations.To cut off the heads of those guilty of patent and trademark infringement.You already have amputation of the hand for theft.Well cut off the heads of those guilty of stealing ideas.Be they black or white.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Riot50000

    Who was piloting, a quota high school grad who could not understand how to fly the jet?
    Train BIAFRAN pilots to fly for you.

  • Dan maikoko

    Ancient MiGs from the USSR stock still being bought from Bulgaria as fighter jets. The era of lost pilots and aircrafts is long gone. Today pilots guide their plane when in trouble to safe areas before ejecting at the the last moment. Modern ejector seats can operate at ground level, mid-air or even the stratosphere ! Not in Nigeria .

  • LionHeart

    Many questions to ask in a situation like this. Was he well trained on how to use the aircraft? Was the aircraft in good condition? May his soul RIP

  • Yemi Itodo

    Let’s be mindful of our comments. The man who died was not a baby Pilot. Gp. Capt. Adanu Ochai was a Pilot Instructor, training other Pilots at the NAF training school. He was one of the best brains and finest Pilots we have in Nigeria. He had flown faster flights in several countries and has travelled on air in a length that a few Officers of his calibre has attempted. Why would he just die in a air beetle chopper that a baby Pilot could fly, is a question we shud ask. Also, why was he alone in the ill fated chopper? What mission was it that would warrant only him flying at that particular moment? Who authorised the mission and how important was the mission to the NAF? Why would he die now that his Promotion as an Air Commodore, based on his smart performance has been approved to take effect from October, just in less than 2 months from now? Those are the questions Nigerian youths should ask the NAF authority and not coming out here to question his expertise in flying beetle. God bless Nigeria!

  • Amin

    the fairly used jets we normally buy from pakistan, russia and other second class countries partly contribute to all this trouble we are facing.