DHQ declares NAF fighter jet missing in Adamawa
The Defence authorities have declared missing an aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force in Adamawa.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in an electronic mail in the early hours of Sunday that the aircraft, an Alpha jet, has been missing since Friday, September 12, 2014.
Olukolade said that the aircraft left Yola by 10.45 am on an operational mission and was expected back to base by 12PM same day but has not been found.
He said that the aircraft had two pilots on board.
The Defence spokesman said that the military had started search and rescue efforts meant to establish contact with the crew.
“An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State.
“The aircraft, with two pilots on board, left Yola at about 10:45am on 12 September, 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon.
“Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result.
“Meanwhile, search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew,” he said.
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