September 17, 2021
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Nigerian Airforce releases names of pilots on missing jet

The Nigerian Airforce Alpha Jet Aircraft that went missing during an operation in the Northern part of Nigeria on Wednesday, 31 March 2021, might have crashed.

Edward Gabkwet, the Director of Public Relations Information at the Nigerian Air Force Released a statement. In his statement; the intelligence report gathered so far indicates the aircraft might have crash.

He gave the names of the pilots as Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele.

Edward Gabkwet Said that the whereabouts of the aircraft remains unknown.

Read the statement below..

”Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021 might have crashed.

The cause of the crash as well as the whereabouts of the 2 pilots remain unknown. The pilots are Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele.

Extensive search and rescue efforts are still ongoing by NAF surveillance aircraft as well as NAF Special Forces and Nigerian Army troops on ground.

At this point, the NAF is not ruling out anything regarding the incident. It however remains hopeful that the crew would soon be found and rescued.”

 

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