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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) MI-35P helicopter has crashed in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. It was learnt that the crash occurred this morning December 1, 2023.

A statement from the NAF Spokesman Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the unfortunate incident occurred at about 7.45am shortly after the aircraft took off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

“Fortunately, the entire crew of 5 survived the crash with very minor injuries and are currently being attended to at NAF Medical Centre Port Harcourt.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently enroute Port Harcourt to access the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew and give further directives,” the statement added.

According to sunnewsonline.com report, Cdre Gabkwet said: “Incident of this nature is yet again a grim reminder of the dangers associated with military flying and the risks NAF pilots and technicians experience in their onerous tasks of defending our nation and deterring criminal elements from their nefarious activities.”

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