“Not crashed as reported”

Sani Muhammad Sani

The Nigeria Police Helicopter, Bell 429 5NMDA, flying from Abuja to Bauchi Wednesday, was involved in a controlled safe landing at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi. Force Public Relation Officer, CP Frank Mba has explained Thursday.

The aircraft did not crash as being reported in some sections of the media and none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever.

All six on board including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition.

Similarly, the aircraft, which was flown by one of the best Police Pilots, professionally safe-landed with minor damage on the rear rotor as a result of obstacle at the landing spot.

The incident occurred around 7:30PM, local time, Wednesday 27th this Month.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap.

He further noted that the Nigeria Police Air-Wing, with a fleet of one fixed-wing aircraft, a citation jet and thirteen helicopters has got a strong history of air safety since its establishment in the year 1972.


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