Military Confirms 3 Dead In Air Force Plane Crash

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The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that three persons were killed in the military helicopter that crashed on Thursday in Yola.

On Thursday night, at about 10pm, a small plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crash-landed near the scene of a similar incident on Monday.

The Monday’s incident happened in Girei in Adamawa State. It was carrying some military hardware when it went down.

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In a statement released on Friday, the DHQ confirmed that, “At about 2200hours (10pm) yesterday (Thursday) 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,” the DHQ added, noting that, “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.”

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The military authorities pointed out that, “Further details would be made known later.”

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