November 10, 2014 – Nigerian Air Force today confirmed that one of the helicopters in its fleet with call sign, Shark 23 on a training mission executed a controlled forced landing just four minutes after take-off.
Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that there was no casualty and that crew members have been recovered and back to base.
He added that an investigation has already been set up to unravel the cause of the crash.
“A Nigerian Air Force Helicopter with call sign Shark 23 on a training mission executed a controlled forced landing 4 minutes after take-off at the runway approach end of Yola International Airport today at about 0930hours.
“There is no casualty recorded as all the crew members have been recovered back to the base. The Nigerian Air Force Headquarters has already set up an investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident”, he said.