Three Died As Another Military Helicopter Crashed In Yola


The Defence Headquarters has confirmed the death of three of its officers in yet another helicopter crash which occurred near the city of Yola, Adamawa in the  northeastern Nigeria Thursday.

The cause of the accident is yet to be determined. It occurred four days after another helicopter safely crash-landed few minutes after its take at the Yola International Airport, with no casualty figure.

A statement by the Defence headquarters in Abuja on Friday said, “at about 2200hours yesterday 13 November 2014, a ground attack helicopter on an armed patrol crashed around the Federal University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State.

“The crew of 3 was lost in the ill-fated accident.  Rescue party worked throughout the night to preserve the wreckage of the aircraft and scene of the accident for proper investigation to be carried out.  Further details would be made known later.

Last month Boko Haram Islamic extremists said they shot down a fighter jet and published video showing the beheading of a man identified as a Nigerian Air Force pilot.

The military said a jet wasNigerian Army in operation missing Sept. 11 with two crew.