Nigerian Air Force searches for missing plane in Adamawa

The Nigerian military on Sunday, said a Nigerian Air Force jet has been missing for two days after disappearing in Adamawa, where troops are fighting insurgency.

According to a statement released and signed by the military spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the Alpha Jet, with two pilots on board, left its base in Yola, Adamawa State, on what was described as a “routine operational mission” at about 10:45 am (0945 GMT) on Friday and had been expected back by midday the same day.

In the statement, Olukolade said, “Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result”.

Search and rescue teams are trying to track the location of the plane and contact its crew, he added.

The Alpha Jet was designed and manufactured by Germany’s Dornier and Dassault-Breguet of France in the 1970s as a training and tactical support aircraft.


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