Few months after the Nigeria Air Drive (NAF) misplaced its Beechcraft King350 plane to a mishap that claimed the lives of former Chief of Military Workers, Gen. Attahiru and ten different senior officers, the primary batch of 6 A-29 Tremendous Tucano plane procured, have departed the USA of America on Wednesday, July 14, enroute Nigeria.
Air drive spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Commodore who made the disclosure, famous that the six plane might be leapfrogged via 5 nations of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, and Algeria earlier than arriving their last vacation spot in Nigeria in direction of the top of July 2021.
“An official induction ceremony of the plane into the stock of the Nigerian Air Drive is already being deliberate at a later date in August, 2021 to be introduced sooner or later,” Gabkwet stated.
“The Workplace of the Director of Public Relations and Data stays open to any inquiry relating to the arrival and induction of the plane.”
Lethal airplane crashes in navy operations had raised issues over the security of the airspace basically.
Aviation stakeholders had stated although the event was a blight on Nigeria’s security report in international aviation, the sequence of occurrences raises a “purple flag” to warrant new precautionary measures to avert extra disasters, particularly because the wet season is on.
Specialists had particularly referred to as for an unbiased investigation of all latest crashes in navy operations, public disclosure of findings and proposals, a Marshall Plan of motion and correct funding for navy operations as essential arms of safety and the financial system.
Previous to the final NAF203 airplane crash that killed the Chief of Military Workers and 10 others, an analogous Beechcraft King350 airplane (NAF201) had crashed in February killing all eight officers onboard.
A number of months in the past, a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was declared lacking and suspected to have crashed. Whereas Boko Haram claimed to have shot it down, however the navy denied the declare.