Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Port Harcourt

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Port Harcourt
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2023

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter, on Friday, crashlanded and exploded at the NAF Base, Port Harcourt.

Osun Defender learnt the crash occured around 7:50am, however, what led to the crash could not be ascertained as at the time of publication

A source said, “I was inside my apartment when I heard this thunderous sound at the NAF Base.

“The next thing I saw was a thick flame. I don’t know if there are casualties because I can’t go close to the scene for now. But I heard two different explosions,” the eyewitness stated.

The NAF spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, also confirmed the development in a statement.

Mr Gabkwet, an air commodore, said the affected aircraft, NAF MI-35P, had taken off to embark on an operation against oil thieves in the state.

He said five persons on board survived with minor injuries.

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