A Nigerian Air Force (NAF801) F7-Ni fighter jet returning to the base from an interdicted mission crashed around Hong, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The incident which occurred at about 4.23 pm, according to a statement by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director Public
Relations, Nigerian Airforce, was due to bad weather and not under enemy fire.
“There was no survival as the pilot of the aircraft lost his life in the unfortunate incident,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar has set up an investigation panel to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the accident.