Nigerian Air Force Air Beetle Aircraft crashed and one person has been confirmed dead in Kaduna state.
The statement says the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
But it did not give details of the crash and the site of the incident.
It read: ”A Nigerian Air Force NAF Air Beetle Aircraft today (Thursday) crashed in Kaduna while on a mission.
“The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap.
“The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash.
“The unfortunate incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards associated with the flying profession. The CAS and the entire NAF family commiserate with the relatives of the late pilot instructor.”