The military has cordoned off the site where a Nigerian Air Force aircraft crashed on Friday near Kaduna International Airport.
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The aircraft was carrying the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other officers military personnel when it crashed close to the airport’s runway.
All the persons onboard the aircraft died.
According to Channels Television, Amina Salami, Manager of Kaduna airport, disclosed that military authorities have taken over the crash site.
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Salami stated that the military have prevented civil aviation officials from gaining access to the crash site pending the arrival of officials from the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), who are to unravel the cause of the tragic incident.
She explained that the military plane was initially scheduled to land at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Mando area, but was later diverted to the Kaduna airport due to poor weather conditions.
According to her, only the AIB will determine the actual cause of the crash.