By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) student pilot has force landed a Diamond 40 Trainer Aircraft on the outskirts of Kaduna while on a solo mission, as part of flying training at the 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
The incident, which took place on Monday, was as a result of an airborne emergency that could not enable the pilot fly the aircraft back to the Base.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, (NAF) Air Vice Marshal, Olatokunbo Adesanya who made these known in a press release, noted that the student pilot force landed the aircraft but with minimal damage to it.
According to the DOPRI, the student pilot, who was the only one on board, suffered minor injuries and is already receiving treatment at the 461 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kaduna.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident while efforts are ongoing to recover the aircraft” he noted.