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Wreckage Of Missing Airforce Jet Found (Photos)

Nigerian Troops of Operation Desert Sanity on clearance patrol in Sambisa Forest, Borno State, have uncovered the wreckage of crashed Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on March 31, 2021.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) intelligence gathered by its surveillance aircraft, Special Forces, and ground troops revealed that its missing aircraft might have crashed.

The NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft (NAF-475) went off the radar with two crew members on board on March 32, 2021.

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, had stated that the cause of the crash and the whereabouts of the two pilots remained unknown.

According to Gabkwet, the pilots are Flt.-Lt. John Abolarinwa and Flt.- Lt. Ebiakpo Chapele.

Extensive search and rescue efforts have been carried out by NAF surveillance aircraft as well as NAF Special Forces and Nigerian Army troops.

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