NPF denies helicopter occupants sustained injury at Bauchi Airport, crash

NPF helicopter at the accident scene at Bauchi Airport

The Nigeria Police says, no occupants of it Helicopter involved in an accident at the Bauchi airport on the 26th of this month sustained any injuries.

The police also described, the alleged accident as a safe-landing with minor damage on the rear rotor of the helicopter as a result of obstacle at the landing spot.

This clarification is coming on the heels of the statement by the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB that, the police helicopter was involved in an accident at the Bauchi airport and its occupants sustained injuries but no fatalities.

In a statement, the spokesman for NPF, Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, says, all six on board including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition.  

He emphasizes that, the aircraft was flown by one of the best Police Pilots, adding 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.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap.

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