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Published On: Wed, Jul 23rd, 2014

Helicopter crash: Missing crew member found alive

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The engineer of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive.

A statement ,signed by the Director, Defence information, (DDI) Major-General Chris Olukolade said the crew member, who was declared missing when his body could not be located in the vicinity of the crash, resurfaced at the military Headquarters in Maiduguri yesterday, having trekked through the bushes after the crash.

The statement said it has been confirmed that Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot and Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi, the aircraft technician survived the crash while Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only one lost in the crash.

According to the DDI, the family of the officer has been duly informed while the two survivors are in stable condition but receiving medical attention.

“Search and rescue operation on the incident has been concluded, while investigation into the crash continues”.

 

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