“It is so sad that they were being filmed while dying and being burnt at the scene, and none of those filming them could imagine their relatives will later be exposed to those gory sights.”
Details have emerged on how seven men, including five officers of the Nigerian Air force snd two members of crew, died while some people kept filming them in a NAF aircraft crash today, Sunday, February 21.
The accident occured around the International Airport in Abuja, the administrative capital of Nigeria.
Eye witness account showed that the men who were onboard the ill-fated aircraft made frantic efforts to be saved from being perished as they discovered the engine failure immediately after takeoff and notified the control tower.
“It is so sad that they were being filmed while dying and being burnt at the scene and none of those filming them could imagine their relatives will later be exposed to those gory sights.
“The four officers and two crew could have been confident that the day of death could still be shifted for them. They actually got across to the control tower to report the engine failure and an immediate return to the airport just six minutes after takeoff,” one of the officers who witnessed the crash told Platforms Africa.
The Nigerian Air force corroborated this in a Aircraft accident report sighted by Platforms Africa.
“A Nigerian Air Force NAF201 a B350 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including 2 crew.
“Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 1048UTC,” the report read.
“Fire services are already at the scene of the accident,” the report added, unfortunately, it continued; “all 6 persons on board reported dead.”
The NAF has, in the same vein, released names of all “officers on board the NAF 201 B350 Aircraft,” which showed that the number of officers was five .
They are; “Flt. Lt. Gazama; Flt. Lt. Piyo; and Flg. Offr. Okpara.”
Others are; “FS Olawumi and ACM Johnson.”