NAF helicopter crashes in Port Harcourt


On Friday, a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force experienced a crash in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

Edward Gabkwet, spokesperson for the NAF, confirmed the incident in a statement on the same day. He mentioned that the helicopter, identified as NAF MI-35P, crashed at 7:45 a.m. shortly after taking off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

Gabkwet noted that all individuals aboard survived the crash and sustained minor injuries. They are currently receiving medical attention at the NAF Medical Centre in Port Harcourt.

In a statement, Gabkwet shared, “The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is en route to Port Harcourt to assess the situation firsthand, ensure the wellbeing of the crew, and provide further directives.”