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Nigeria Air Force Helicopter Crash Landed Under Unknown Circumstances

Nigeria Air Force Helicopter Crash Landed Under Unknown Circumstances
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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.

 

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.

 

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