BREAKING!! TWO PILOTS AND 3 NAVAL OFFICERS CONFIRMED DEAD IN HELICOPTER CRASH DURING AIR COMBAT WITH BOKO HARAM
In a very disheartening news, Five crew members, made up of two pilots and three personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, have been confirmed dead in the military helicopter crash which occurred in Damasak, Borno State, on Wednesday.
The victims were identified as Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, the pilot in command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas, the co-pilot; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim, a flight technician; Lance Corporal Adamu Nura, a gunner; and Aircraft Man Meshack Ishmael, also a gunner.
The five crew members were on board the NAF Mi-35M helicopter, providing air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State, when the crash occurred around 7.30pm on Wednesday.
An attack helicopter had first been reportedly lost in combat at Damasak in Northern Borno State