Monday, May 6, 2013

Nigeria fighter jet crashes in Niger, two killed

A Nigerian warplane crashed in Niger today Monday May 6th, from where it was conducting military operations in neighbouring Mali, and the two pilots were killed, Nigeria's army said in a statement.
The fighter jet was part of Nigeria's air fleet engaged with an African force battling hardline Islamists in Mali. An army source in Niamey said it had suffered a "mechanical" problem.

"A Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet aircraft on a non-combattant mission crashed today at Dargol village...The two pilots on board the fighter jet died," the Nigerian defence headquarters said in a statement.


The jet is one of four Nigerian aircraft based in Niamey as part of of the Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), it said, adding that the crash was being investigated.

French and Chadian planes and US drones have used the Niamey airport as a base for their operations in Mali.

The 6,000-strong AFISMA has taken over the lead from France in supporting Mali's army in the battle against Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.

A French-led operation launched in January drove the Islamists from key cities they had seized in northern Mali. But the Islamists have turned to suicide bombings and guerrilla attacks in reclaimed territory.

AFISMA will eventually be incorporated into a 12,600-strong peacekeeping force, following a UN resolution in April. 
Source: Global Post

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tragic!

Last to comment!

Anonymous said...

May God save us oooo.its well sha

Immaculate said...

The Nigerian Aviation ministry should wake up. Anyway may the souls of the two pilots rest in peace. Amen

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

How sad! May those pilots rest in peace for serving their country.

Alicia says... said...

To think this is going on and boko haram is still terrorizing civilians

Anonymous said...

Dats sad

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May their souls rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

"We're entering uncharted territory in terms of how we've had to take maintenance cuts and make adjustments to mitigate the most serious impacts," Hostage said. "Remaining as mission-ready as possible for combatant commanders is our priority, and we're prioritizing spending to ensure this imperative is met."

Anonymous said...

Awww....so sorry, may their souls rest in peace, but this death is an avoidable one, thought they used to hve a way for emergency exist in ds kinda war plane?....#Ajyrow

Anonymous said...

was there no parachute,what kinda fighter jet doesn't have emergency parachutes

Anonymous said...

So sad... Rip :(


***mandy***

Prodigy1 said...

Old sch fighter jet, y won't it crash...

Prodigy1 said...

Old sch fighter jet, y won't it crash

Olaleye Adisa said...

Hmmmm, my country wat is happening again oooO? Anyway, I can only say weldon to GEJ.

Anonymous said...

#sad...There's just something fundamentally wrong with our Aviation industry and the government really needs to look into it,they can't keep ignoring the fact that most airlines that fly in Nigeria are not mechanically and technically sound.RIP to the pilots who lost their lives

Pretty Girl

Blaise E. Akalonu said...

RIP Squadron Leader Adoo & Flying Officer Layemelson. I pray that The Almighty will grant their families the fortitude to bear the irrepairable loss. Amen.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad, May they rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Guess no PJ were available.......where is Minister of bribe oops sorry Aviation

NONSO NNOLI said...

Tragic news here and there yet some people still think that the world will never come to an end, OK oo

Anonymous said...

Oga, the military is not under the aviation ministry na...

Anonymous said...

It's irritating to keep reading comments referring to d "aviation industry" or "aviation ministry" when the issue corncerns d military. Please stop showcasing your ignorance here. Just write ur condolences and let that be all.
Thank me later.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know we even had fighter jets. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian airforce...chai

Anonymous said...

How can they give minister of aviation to a woman who cannot even know what it means to drive a plane, talkless of know the meaning of air safety. They need to take that title off her and give it to people like Omotola's husband who knows what it means.

Anonymous said...

May their souls RIP. Yet can't help but wonder what normal person would fly a Nigerian warplane knowing literally everything owned by Nigerian gov are mismanaged. God help us all.

Anonymous said...

Linda pls name the pilots

Harmony jacksy said...

Na so Naija tins D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲γ̲ be shaaa.......may they rest in perfect peace.ami!

Aroh Lyna said...

hmmm so dere no emergency parachute or were 2 guys involved nt properly educated on hw 2 use em?????
*may dia souls R.I.P.P

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I just get tired of nigeria why won't they die when d jet is outdated, modern fighter jet hav emergency eject which would hav saved the live of the two pilot but no naija go de use aloku plane.........smh

Anonymous said...

May their soul's RIP.

Anonymous said...

Amen

temitope said...

Fighter jets in modern countries have ejector seats so the pilot can escape seconds before the crash and land with a parachute thereafter.

I believe NN jets are outdated or improperly maintained. The money for that of course is being stolen by the PDP govt. Sorry for the families of the deceased.

Rock said...

Civil aviation authorities do not regulate military aviation, its strictly run by the armed forces. Besides I wonder if this fighter jet didn't come equipped with seat eject buttons so that at least the pilots could have saved their lives. May they RIP.

Paul Benard said...

RIP to d dead!.....
Nigeria fighter jets keep crashing since they start buying them from China.

Sophia Etafo said...

Chei Oga Ado and d oda officer Rip

Anonymous said...

RIP. Ex Boy. I remember those days when we served job together. Cried together. Dodged together. Talked about life after ACA. Na wa O. We signed for it. What ever the price or odds. My faith is one and ever to the FRN!

vincent oloche said...

RIP oga ado

vincent oloche said...

RIP oga ado

Anonymous said...

So sad, may they rip

Anonymous said...

Baffles me too

lord mosi said...

The lack of expertise in the aviation industry iz so soo blatant.....mid-level educated nigerians!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Sir and bro!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well may their soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

Why do our military planes always crash?

Anonymous said...

Sad

Anonymous said...

There should be ejector seats.....what kinda jets doesn't have ejector seats

MY TURN said...

May their souls rest in peace. SO SAD!

SIMPLE BABY said...

no matter which way you look at it its is blatantly evident that we do not possess the support structures as a nation to sustain a powered flight industry. It is a complex mechanism that requires due diligence, specialized technology and equipment all run by experts in the field. unfortunately this sort of occurrences are here to stay till we go back to the basics and cultivate a maintenance culture. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Dis is jus so sad, dey died serviin d coountry! RIP..btw, afrocandy gist 200 comments, fighter jet 18 comments..smh

Anonymous said...

Wat has aviation ministry got2do with d military,ode!RIP young men,linda cudnt u get d pic and names of d 2young men,dey died 4deir country.I av a lot of officers on my bb n deir pic is everywhere,young fine pilots.so sad

Anonymous said...

Pj available 4wat pls.kai u re too stupid n clueless.ignorance is a disease

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the families, I have walked this path before, I lost my brother in an air force crash in May 2009 and my family has never been the same.

Anonymous said...

No need to heap the blame on anybody. We don't know yet what happened. Military aircraft are not under the supervision of the Ministry of Aviation. And aircraft accidents happen everywhere, it is not a Nigerian phenomenon. Let's allow air accident investigators determine the immediate and remote causes. Hopefully, we will learn from it. RIP Ado. RIP Layelmenson.

Anonymous said...

The jets they are flying are the Nigeria Variant which includes Drones that cannot fly... most cars sold to Nigeria comes with one or two airbags while other countries insist on 6airbags. the Aircraft ordered by the military was stripped off of these safety features, no wonder all the new fighter jets are crashing without survivors. Last year drones purchased from Israel cannot fly... Only In Nigeria.

honeupool said...

Its so sad,RIP Ado,may God give his wife Mary Ado n family d fortitude to bare ds great loss.

Anonymous said...

Thot fighter jets had eject seats.....Naija govt get modern planes for ur airforce.

Anonymous said...

Oh Squadron Leader Adoo and flying officer layemelson. God rest their souls. Nigeria loses two well trained young men in the line of duty. RIP

Anonymous said...

Yeah sad. RIP. I feel your pain. #airforce family

Anonymous said...

my broda they've been crashing since but this chinese ones just get as them be sha oh!!!

Anonymous said...

You moron!so because the aviation minister's a woman she can't do her job?why're you still so primitive and unenlightned?chauvinistic idiot,go back to school!respect women and your life'll be better. Omotola's husband?what do you know about him that you think he's qualified to be aviation minister?the Military aviation's strictly run by the armed forces. Leave the minister out of this and go back to school.

Anonymous said...

My frnd mary Ado may God comfort u may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Why dem no go die,when oda advance countries are using ''Fighter Jets'',Nigeria is still using ''Warplane'' for 20th century, Molue vs Aston Martin''....d difference is really clear.....LUMY.

Emmanuel OHADOMERE said...

This is a call to the Nigerian government to increase its Defence budget. The Alpha Jet in question is at least three decades old and the Nigerian Air Force hasn't acquired new Fighter Jets in a very long while. Those Jets are largely based on old-generation Avionics which are mechanical in nature. The Nigerian government needs to quadriple its Defence budget at least to make its Armed Forces combat-ready. May the Souls of our heroes past never be in vain. My deep condolences to the families of the deceased.

hmmmmmmmy said...

Sad!

hmmmmmmmy said...

Sad!

hmmmmmmmy said...

Sad!

Anonymous said...

Tragic event! May God comfort their families and may their souls RIP, Amen. Ella

Anonymous said...

RIP ma frnd n ma brother Ayuba Joab Layelmenson, we love yhu bt God in his infinite mercy Luv yhu more it is rily a sad news to d family bt God knws bst. RIP Ayuba Layelmenson n Ado.

Anonymous said...

Feeling sorry for this young men,may their soyl continue to rest in peace.

Deejay Lee said...

Aviation bawo hahahahahaha...yeparipa oOo...abeg laff wan tear my belle oo..that means Witches wey dey fly sef dey under Aviation ministry be dat?!!!!!

Deejay Lee said...

Nawa for people oo...Aviation Ministry? Chai must u say sumfin,it's beta 2 keep quiet than open ur mouth to say rubbish, what happened 2 Silence is Golden?!!! U for say witches wey dey fly sef belong to aviation ministry....RIP to the fallen heroes...

Deejay Lee said...

Aviation bawo hahahahahaha...yeparipa oOo...abeg laff wan tear my belle oo..that means Witches wey dey fly sef dey under Aviation ministry be dat?!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"An army source in Niamey said it had suffered a "mechanical" problem."

Poor souls flying refurbished and poorly maintained junks in the Nigerian fleet.

ewans philip said...

As nigeri is raisin many pilot,its just a pity that we still have to be loosin some of them.hmm from him we cometh and to him we shall return.RIP great pilots.we nigerians are all sayin we missed u guys.