Crashed aircraft was not from the Presidential Air Fleet – Nigerian Air Force

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says the helicopter carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which crashed on Saturday in Kogi, was not part of its fleet.

According to a statement by its spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, yesterday, NAF also said that the crashed aircraft was not from the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), as wrongly insinuated in some quarters.

NAF asked the public to disregard all false news and the misleading videos which suggest that the helicopter belonged to Air Force of PAF.

Meanwhile the owners of the helicopter, Caverton Helicopters has released an official statement blaming the crash land of the aircraft on unusual weather conditions.

The company said it is however still investigating the incident and the helicopter management company will support the authorities as required.

The company also confirmed that there were no injuries to the passengers or crew onboard and they were all quickly and safely evacuated.

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