A Super Puma helicopter

A Nigerian military Super Puma Helicopter crashed in Lagos State on Friday during training.

Highlights

  • The crash was reportedly caused by hydraulic failure
  • The helicopter was carrying three Air Force personnel, the pilot, the co-pilot and the technician.
  • The helicopter suffered severe damage
  • No casualty was recorded

Details

The crash was said to have occurred due to hydraulic failure.

Reports say the helicopter was returning to the Apron after the completion of the training session when the crash happened.

The Nigerian Air Force said no casualty was recorded in the accident involving the Super Puma Helicopter.

Damage

Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said in a statement issued in Abuja:

A Super Puma Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force on training mission in Lagos on Friday morning suffered severe damage due to hydraulic failure while on taxi to the Hanger. However, the main Rotor debris caused damage to some ground equipment.”

It was learnt that the helicopter was carrying three Air Force personnel, the pilot, the co-pilot and the technician.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident.

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