Nigeria Air Force Agusta A109LUH helicopter crash-landed under unknown circumstances. There were no fatalities.
According to NAF helicopter crashed in the process of landing in Enugu State.
A statement on NAF’s Official Twitter page said that details of the incident which occurred after a routine flight. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crewmember or persons on the ground.
NAF Helicopter Suffers Mishap upon Landing in Enugu
(1/2) A @NigAirForce Helicopter has crashed on landing in Enugu after a routine flight today. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member or persons on the ground.
— Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola (@KunleDaramola3) November 14, 2019
CAS Sadique Abubakar has directed that a Board of Inquiry be constituted to determine the causes of the accident.
The AgustaWestland AW109 is a lightweight, twin-engine, eight-seat multi-purpose helicopter built by the Italian manufacturer Leonardo S.p.A. (formerly AgustaWestland, merged into the new Finmeccanica since 2016). The rotorcraft had the distinction of being the first all-Italian helicopter to be mass-produced.
Developed as the A109 by Agusta, it originally entered service in 1976 and has since been used in various roles, including light transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles.
The AW109 has been in continuous production for 40 years. The AgustaWestland AW119 is a derivative of the AW109, the main difference being that it is powered only by a single-engine.