PRNigeria’s Note: Even though PRNigeria Team worked tirelessly since morning yesterday (Thursday November 24, 2016) to get the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) to issue timely response on the crashed helicopter, this belated rejoinder today’s evening (November 25, 2016) may still be useful to clear the air. We appreciate the great concern shown by the media, especially as it relate to protection of national security- PRNigeria
Re: MEDIA REPORT ON CRASH OF NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AGUSTA WESTLAND HELICOPTER
The attention of the Nigerian Air Force has been drawn to media report on the crash of one of the Agusta Westland 101 helicopters handed over recently by the Presidency. Contrary to the crash report, it is pertinent to state that the mishap occurred while the helicopter was taxing after a successful mission. The incident happened last week on the tarmac at 33 Logistics Group, Makurdi.
The NAF has since set-up a board of officers to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the incident. The 7-man board is headed by Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Anebi. Details of the investigation would be communicated to the public as soon as the Board concludes its assignment.
You are please requested to publish the information in your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual cooperation and support.
AYODELE FAMUYIWA Group Captain
Director of Public Relations and Information