Police helicopter did not crash, no one injured – Force PRO

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The Nigeria Police Force says none of its helicopters crashed in Bauchi as being reported in some sections of the media.

It however stated further that what was being considered as a crash was rather  a ‘controlled safe landing’ at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi by one of its best pilots and none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba indicated this.

He said the Nigeria Police Helicopter, Bell 429 5NMDA, flew from Abuja to Bauchi, and all the six personnel on board including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition.

The statement further read, “Similarly, the aircraft, which was flown by one of the best Police Pilots, was professionally safe-landed with minor damage on the rear rotor as a result of obstacle at the landing spot. The incident occurred around 7:30PM (local time).

“The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap.

“He further noted that the Nigeria Police Air-wing – with a fleet of one fixed-wing aircraft, a citation jet and thirteen (13) helicopters – has got a strong history of air safety since its establishment in the year 1972.”

 

 

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