Military helicopter crashes in Lagos, CAS orders probe

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola AmosuA military helicopter crashed on Friday during training in Lagos State.

The crash was to said to have occurred due to hydraulic failure.

It was learnt that the helicopter was returning to the Apron after the completion of the training when the crash happened.

The Nigerian Air Force said no casualty was recorded in the accident involving the Super Puma Helicopter.

In a statement issued in Abuja, the Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said, “A Super Puma Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force on training mission in Lagos on Friday morning suffered severe damage due to hydraulic failure while on taxi to the Hanger.

“However, the main Rotor debris caused damage to some ground equipment.”

It was learnt that the helicopter was carrying three Air Force personnel, the pilot, the co-pilot and the technician.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has, however, ordered investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident.

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