NAF Confirms Crash Of Military Helicopter In Port Harcourt


Nigerian Air Force spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, has confirmed that a military helicopter has crashed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Friday, morning.

NAF spokesman,  confirmed the development in a statement and said all those onboard survived though they sustained “minor injuries”.

It was gathered that the helicopter with the number NAF MI-35P crashed at exactly 7.45 am shortly after it took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

“Fortunately, the entire crew of 5 survived the crash with very minor injuries and are currently being attended to at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently en route Port Harcourt to access the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew and give further directives,” the statement partly reads.


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