The Nigerian Air Force through the
Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, Akin Olateru, has released a preliminary report about ill-fated plane crash involving the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers on Friday evening at the Kaduna Airport.
Olateru who disclosed his via a WhatsApp message on Friday night, revealed that the eight persons died in the crash.
“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note.
Also, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not provide details.
“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement.