JUST IN: Nigerian Police React To Helicopter Crash Report [Details]

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Following reports that a chopper that belongs to Nigerian Police Force crashed in Bauchi. The Nigerian Police Force through it's Public Relations Officer (PRO) debunked the reports stating that the helicopter did not crash, that it was managed by the pilot on a controlled safe landing. 

Quoting the Press Release: 

"PRESS RELEASE

POLICE HELICOPTER IN CONROLLED SAFE-LANDING IN BAUCHI

· Not crashed as reported, none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever

The Nigeria Police Helicopter, Bell 429 5N-MDA, flying from Abuja to Bauchi on Tuesday, February 26, 2022, was involved in a controlled safe landing at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi. The aircraft did not crash as being reported in some sections of the media and none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever. All six (6) on board including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition.

Similarly, the aircraft, which was flown by one of the best Police Pilots, was professionally safe-landed with minor damage on the rear rotor as a result of obstacle at the landing spot. The incident occurred around 7:30PM (local time).

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap. He further noted that the Nigeria Police Air-wing – with a fleet of​ one fixed-wing aircraft, a citation jet and thirteen (13) helicopters - has got a strong history of air safety since its establishment in the year 1972.

CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA


January 27, 2022"