Nigerian Air Force fighter jet crashes in Kano, kills pilot
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Tuesday, 22 March 2011
ImageA Chinese made F-7 jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crashed this morning near the airport in ancient city of Kano killing the pilot. The incident was confirmed by an Air Force officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Street Journal gathered that the plane, used in training pilots was attached to the 303 Training School in Kano. Reports said the aircraft caught fire as it was about to take off and that the occupant was burnt beyond recognition. The pilot’s identity could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. Today’s incident makes the tenth air crash in Kano. The first was the BOAC flight that crashed in 1956 followed by a Dutch DC4 incident which claimed one life in 1961. In 1973, a Boeing 707 crashed in Kano killing 176 of the 212 passengers on board. Also on the 1st March, 1978, a Fokker F-28 belonging to the Nigerian Airways crashed killing 15 people. There were two plane crashes in 1992, one in February and the other in November. No life was however lost both incidents. In 194, a Nigerian Airways Boeing 707 crashed in Hadejia town killing three of the five passengers on board. On the 18th of January, 1996, a Nigerian Air force HS-748 crashed killing 14 people. The most recent one was the EAS Airlines plane that crashed in May, 2002 killing 74 passengers. The Nigerian Air Force too was yet to issue an official statement as at the time of filing this report.
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my condolence
written by demmy, March 23, 2011
May his soul rest in perfect peace..I believe its time for nigerian airforce to start purchasing fighter jets with seat parachute ejector..
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written by Damola , March 23, 2011
this is a sorrowful event.i sympathise with the Nigerian airforce and the family of the deceased pilot....may his soul rest in perfect peace..amen
why aircraft killing people any how
written by abubakar muhammad, March 22, 2011
in the following incident that happened very recently in kano as many as that happened before why government dons"t care about aircraft falling and killing people any how

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