Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Security Task Force's helicopter crashes in Jos

The helicopter belonging to the Special Task Force, the multiagency team in charge of security in Plateau State has crashed in Jos, the state capital.

Multiple sources say the helicopter crashed on a house around Rukuba road behind Jos satellite market.

 A police deputy inspector general of police, John Haruna, his orderly and the pilot.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:15pm on Wednesday. Eye witnesses say the low-flying chopper plane crashed in the vicinity of  a satellite market and a Government Secondary School along Rukuba Road in the Kabong area of Jos. This latest crash adds to the growing number of aircraft accidents in Nigeria due to continued use of faulty and poorly maintained equipment.

Casualty figure is yet to be ascertained but we learnt that the pilot and four officers on board did not survive the crash.

The National Emergency Agency has confirmed the incident and has promised to provide details later.

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