The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has revealed the cause of the plane crash that resulted in the death of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers on Friday, May 21.
According to Onyema Nwachukwu, defence spokesman, although the incident is still being investigated, the crash occurred after the aircraft landed at the Kaduna International Airport.
However, Nwachukwu via the DHQ’s verified Twitter page disclosed that General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has directed that an Accident Investigation Board be constituted to ascertain remote and immediate causes of the tragedy.
The DHQ’s spokesman said:
“The unfortunate incident occurred after landing at the Kaduna International Airport due to inclement weather. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has therefore directed that an Accident Investigation Board be constituted to unravel the immediate and remote cause(s) of the unfortunate accident.”
A statement posted on the official Twitter page of the Nigerian Army has also confirmed the tragic development. Leakblast gathered that 10 others, including the crew, also died alongside the COAS.
Already, the Nigerian Air Force, in a statement had confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not go into details.
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