names of seven officers issued by the Nigerian Air Force
Plane crash in Abuja: names of seven officers issued by the Nigerian Air Force
Today, 21 February 2021, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) confirmed that one of their aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed on its way back to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja following reports of an engine breakdown. Minna Route, where surveillance missions were planned for Niger State and its environs in connection with a concerted effort to release kidnapped students / staff at Kagara State College of Science, Niger.
As previously stated, Chief of Aviation Staff (CAS), Deputy Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, set up a commission of inquiry to determine the distant and immediate causes of the accident. When the commission began its work, the NAF, having notified the next of kin / family members of the deceased, regretfully announces that the following 7 employees have died as a result of the incident:
and. Flight lieutenant Haruna Gasama (captain).
b. Lieutenant Henry Piyot (co-pilot).
c. Flying Officer Michael Okpara (Tactical Airborne Surveillance System (ATOS) Specialist).
d. Representative of Bassey Etim (ATOS specialist).
is an. Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olavunmi (ATOS Specialist).
f. Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS specialist).
gram. Pilot Adewale Johnson (flight engineer).
Previously, KAS visited the scene, accompanied by the distinguished Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (ret.); The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor and other chiefs of services. CAS, on behalf of the officers, pilots and pilots of the NAF, once again welcomes the families of the fallen military personnel and prays that Almighty God will grant their souls eternal rest.
Deputy Air Marshal
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
February 21, 2021