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Nigerian Army chief killed in crash at Kaduna

Old 22nd May 2021, 08:52
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Nigerian Army chief killed in crash at Kaduna

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-57208951

BBC reporting this as attempted landing in bad weather; anyone got further info?

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Old 23rd May 2021, 16:11
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From the link provided in the ASN report, some top brass on board. Those on Board the Ill-fated Flight:
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Entourage

1. LT GEN IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU.
2. BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR.
3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA.
4. BRIG GEN KULIYA.
5. MAJ LA HAYAT.
6. MAJ HAMZA.
7. SGT UMAR.

CREW
8. FLT LT TO ASANIYI.
9. FLT LT AA OLUFADE.
10. SGT ADESINA.
11. ACM OYEDEPO.

The Chief of Army Staff died in a King Air 350 aircraft, according to H. Ovie and Kenny Awujoola.

They added: “We had four of them :
NAF201
NAF202
NAF203
NAF204

In February 2021, NAF201 crashed in Abuja and killed all eight Airforce men. Now NAF203 has killed everyone onboard. Time to ground NAF202 and NAF204.”

I'm not sure who is calling for the other King Airs to be grounded but it would seem that neither this crash nor the one in February were the planes' fault.
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Old 24th May 2021, 11:28
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Thanks Raffles. I was wondering if there were similarities to the Polish crash? Important people wanting to reach destination in spite of adverse weather but no specifics on the wx there at the time.
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Old 25th May 2021, 10:01
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I had a quick look at Windy shortly after the crash and it was by no means bad in Kaduna by Nigerian standards. The NAF King Airs routinely fly in far worse. I doubt weather was a major factor.
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