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Published On: Sat, Aug 29th, 2015

Nigerian Airforce Plane Crashes into Houses in Military Cantonment

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LAGOS AUGUST 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-An air plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed at the old Nigeria Defense Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Saturday by 6.45 am killing all the seven occupants.
The plane which fell between two houses in the Cantonment, consumed one of the houses as it went up in flames on impact. There was no casualty from those on ground.

But the two occopants of the were reported to have lost their lives.
Officials of the National Emergency Maintenance Agency, the Kaduna State Emergency Agency and the Red Cross were reported to have arrived at the site of the crash.
A military insider said the helicopter took off at the Nigeria Air Force base in Kaduna and crashed into the nearby Ribadu cantonment shortly after take-off.
All passengers and crew were feared dead.
The helicopter, officials said, was on a training flight and was heading to Abuja before it crashed.
The cause of the crash remained unclear, but officials say they are suspecting engine failure.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, confirmed the incident.
Mr. Alonge, an air commodore, however said he would provide more details on the incident later.
The accident occurred about two weeks after a Bristow Helicopter flying from an oil rig in Escravos, Delta State, with two crew members and ten passengers, crashed into the Lagos lagoon.
Six people were rescued and taken to hospital in that accident while the pilot, the co-pilot and four passengers died.

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