Osinbajo, others survive helicopter crash

Saul Bowman
February 4, 2019

The Nigerian Air Force says the Augusta AW139 Helicopter involved in a mishap in Kabba, Kogi state, on Feb.2 while conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, does not belong to the Nigerian Air Force or from the Presidential Air Fleet (011 PAF). "We are continuing with our Next Level engagements and plans for Kogi state", he said.

Atiku said: "Dear Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi State".

A source also told NAN on the condition of anonymity that the AIB had already deployed its team of investigators to the crash site to ascertain the remote and immediate cause of the incident.

He recalled the case of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, former National Security Adviser (NSA), late Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi and late Assistant Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna "who lost their lives in mysterious Helicopter crashes".

"We wish to re-assure the public and the various stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all of our operations". "Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern and thank you to the crew who managed the situation well", he wrote on Twitter. Everyone is safe and no one is maimed.

Osinbajo had a similar narrow escape in June 2018 when his helicopter suddenly began emitting thick smoke and was forced to make an emergency landing in Abuja seconds after take off.

The Vice President was in the college for the graduation ceremony of the Senior Division Course1/2018 participants.

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