July 22, 2014 – Air Force Pilot Killed In Borno Fighter Chopper Crash, 2 Survived
Defence headquarter on Monday confirmed the death of a pilot on board of Air Force Jet Mi-35 that crash landed in Bama area of Borno state yesterday.
According to the statement made available on its website, the defence hdtr said a pilot survived the crash on board the 3-member crew flight.
Nigeria’s Defence authorities had earlier on Monday afternoon confirmed the crash of a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crashed in the South of Bama, Borno state.
In a statement he signed, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said the Mi-35 helicopter was on a training mission, and crashed South of Bama, in Borno State, “due to technical fault.”
However, sources in Borno claimed the chopper was shot down by missiles fired by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.