9 May, 2013
A military helicopter has crashed just days after a jet crash west of Niamey. A statement from Nigeria’s Air Force said the crash happened on Thursday morning at its base in Port Harcourt
and that the crew escaped unharmed.
Local witnesses described seeing a
plume of smoke rise from the base. The air force identified the helicopter as a Russian-made Mi-24B attack helicopter. The statement said an investigation into the cause of the crash has started.
On Monday,a Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet fighter crashed 60km west of Niamey, the capital of Niger, killing two pilots.