BREAKING: NAF helicopter crashes in Port Harcourt

 


A helicopter owned by the Nigerian Air Force on Friday crashed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

 

Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesman, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday.

 

He said the helicopter with the number NAF MI-35P crashed at exactly 7:45 a.m. shortly after it took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

 

He further stated that everyone onboard survived and sustained “minor injuries”.

 

Gabkwet added that they are 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.

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