One Feared Dead as NAF Jets Crash in Abuja

Two of the jets involved in practicing air displays ahead of the Independence Day celebrations have crashed into Katampe hills in Abuja.

The plane crashed and burst into flames with smoke seen on the Kubwa expressway close to a bus-stop known as Tipper garage.

Eyewitnesses said that 3 airmen exited the plane using parachutes but one of them is feared dead.

Security men have cordoned off the area with National Emergency Management Agency’s vehicles sighted in the area evacuating what seems to be a body bag.

The Nigerian Air Force earlier confirmed that an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations.

“I wish to confirm an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations. Thankfully no lives were lost. Details will be communicated later. Thank you,” the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola said.

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