JUST IN: NAF aircraft crash land in Port Harcourt

On Friday morning, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter crashed in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

In a statement, NAF spokesman Edward Gabkwet confirmed the development.

He stated that everyone on board survived with “minor injuries.”

The helicopter, NAF MI-35P, crashed around 7.45 a.m., just after taking off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

“Fortunately, the entire crew of 5 survived the crash with very minor injuries and are currently being attended to at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently en route Port Harcourt to access the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew and give further directives,” the statement partly read.

More details to follow….

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