Nigeria Air Force Releases Statement On Crashed Helicopter
More than 24 hours after a presidential helicopter recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force crashed in Makurdi, Benue State, the Air force have released a statement explaining the crash and what it is doing about it.
PRNigeria, the official news agency of security organisation said it painstakingly made effort to ensure that the airforce states it official position on the crash.
The statement reads:
MEDIA REPORT ON CRASH OF NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AGUSTA WESTLAND HELICOPTER
The attention of the Nigerian Air Force has been drawn to media report on the crash of one of the Agusta Westland 101 helicopters handed over recently by the Presidency. Contrary to the crash report, it is pertinent to state that the mishap occurred while the helicopter was taxing after a successful mission. The incident happened last week on the tarmac at 33 Logistics Group, Makurdi.
The NAF has since set-up a board of officers to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the incident. The 7-man board is headed by Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Anebi. Details of the investigation would be communicated to the public as soon as the Board concludes its assignment.
You are please requested to publish the information in your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual cooperation and support.
AYODELE FAMUYIWA Group Captain
Director of Public Relations and Information