Early Monday morning, a Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tami village, located in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The incident, which occurred around 5:00 am, alarmed local residents.

The helicopter, on a routine operational flight, reportedly encountered technical difficulties leading to the crash. Fortunately, the pilot executed emergency protocols effectively and survived the crash. Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the pilot emerged from the wreckage largely unscathed.

Residents of Tami village quickly gathered at the crash site, offering assistance and expressing relief that no lives were lost. “We heard a loud noise and rushed to the scene. We were surprised and relieved to see the pilot alive,” said a local villager who witnessed the crash.

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A team of military officers from the Nigerian Air Force swiftly arrived at the scene to secure the area and conduct an initial investigation. They cordoned off the crash site to prevent unauthorized access and ensure the safety of the villagers. The officers also began preliminary assessments to determine the cause of the crash, which remains unknown at this time.

As of the time of reporting, the Nigerian Air Force has not released an official statement regarding the incident, but an investigation is expected to be launched to ascertain the factors leading to the crash.