An aircraft instructor with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) (name withheld) has died in a crash that occurred in Kaduna State.

The spokesman for NAF, Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya, said the crashed aircraft was a NAF Beetle Aircraft  and that it crashed on Thursday in Kaduna while on a mission.

Adesanya announced the crash in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday.

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According to him, the only soul on board the aircraft, who is one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in the mishap.

He said the cause of the incident was unknown.

However, he said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.

“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession.

“The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late instructor pilot," the statement read.