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Plane crashes: NAF audits operational, engineering units

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has constituted a committee to investigate incessant plane crashes involving its aircraft.

Nigerians had expressed concerns over three plane crashes that killed 18 military officers within three months; the latest being the Friday’s air mishap in Kaduna which claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers.

The spokesman of NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Tuesday said the committee constituted by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, comprised serving and retired senior officers.

He said the committee was to conduct a safety audit of all NAF operational and engineering units.

He said the CAS directed the committee to submit its report by June 18, 2021.

According to him, the committee is to be chaired by the Deputy Theatre Commander, Operation HADIN KAI, Air Vice Marshal Abraham Adole.

”The committee is to, among other terms of reference, analyze safety reports from operational and engineering units, conduct safety evaluation of NAF units and recommend measures to enhance safety of operations in the units.

”The committee is also to interact with unit operational and technical personnel for views, observations and contributions on safety measures,” he stated.