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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204031
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-171Sh
Owner/operator:Nigerian Air Force (NAF)
Registration: NAF 558
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:north east Nigeria -   Nigeria
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances and sustained substantial damage. There were no fatalities.

Authorities statement:
“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East. The incident, which occurred today, 8 January 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. There was, however, no loss of lives as a result of the incident. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices. The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general populace as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”

Sources:

www.sunnewsonline.com
http://mynationnews.com/2018/01/09/how-nigerian-air-force-plane-crashes-in-northeast/
https://www.naijascrib.com.ng/nigerian-air-force-helicopter-suffers-mishap-cas-constitute-board-of-inquiry-to-investigate-mishap/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2018 17:57 gerard57 Added
09-Jan-2018 19:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 16:28 krasatpi Updated [Embed code]
15-Jan-2018 16:35 sinfu2a Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Embed code]
15-Jan-2018 17:33 sinfu2a Updated [Damage]
16-Jan-2018 07:39 krasatpi Updated [Source, Embed code]

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