The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed the death of one of its pilots involved in the F-7Ni aircraft crash in Abuja.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed this in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement read in part, “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce that one of the pilots who was successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier today has passed on.
“May his soul rest in peace. Additional details on the incident will be communicated,” Daramola said.
Two NAF aircraft had crashed in the Federal Capital Territory when they were performing rehearsals for Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary on Friday.