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Witness Says NAF Jet ‘Fell After Hitting A Mango Tree’

By Ugbede Usman

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An eyewitness of the Beach craft aircraft crash that took place in Abuja on Sunday claiming the lives of seven officers of the Nigerian Air Force, said the military jet crashed after colliding with a Mango tree while descending.

The witness said the aircraft which was en route to Minna, Niger State capital, struggled for balance in the air but descended and hit the mango tree situated closed to a stream behind Basa village, after the perimeter fence of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Report has it that the black box and the cockpit recorder had been recovered as at 12 midday.


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