A helicopter owned by the Nigerian Air Force today crashed in Port Harcourt,
Rivers State capital.
NAF spokesman EDWARD GABKWET, confirmed the development in a
He said the helicopter with the number NAF MI-35P crashed at exactly 7:45 a.m.
shortly after it took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.
He further stated that everyone onboard survived and sustained “minor injuries”.
Gabkwet added that they are being attended to at NAF Medical Centre, Port
According to him, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal HASAN ABUBAKAR, is
currently on his way to Port Harcourt to access the situation for himself and see to
the wellbeing of the crew.