BREAKING: Two Air Force planes crash in Abuja

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Two Air Force planes have crashed in Nigeria's capital, Abuja
Two Air Force planes have crashed in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two of its aircraft crashed in Abuja on Friday.

The accident happened when the aircraft were carrying out their daily rehearsal ahead of their display during Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary on October 1.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said no life was lost.

The accident, according to sources happened in Katampe hills in Abuja.

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The two pilots were said to have ejected from the aircraft.

“I wish to confirm that an air incident involving two Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations occurred this morning in Abuja.

“Details will be communicated later. Thank you.”

According to eyewitnesses who spoke to Chronicle NG the planes were seen carrying out drills.

“They flew past Maitama and the next thing we saw was parachute and a thick black some from a distance.