Missing Air Force crashed helicopter crew member found alive




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The Defence Headquarters said Wednesday that the   crew member the crashed Mi-35 helicopter had been found alive.

This information is contained in a statement signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Defence Information, in .

The statement stated that the crew member, an engineer, earlier declared because his body could not be at then crashed site, resurfaced at the military headquarters in Maiduguri.

“It is thus confirmed that Flt.- Lt. N.M Halilu, Co-Pilot and Warrant Augustine Nwanonenyi, the aircraft technician survived the crash.

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“Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only lost in the crash and the family the has been duly informed,’’ it stated.

The statement also said that the survivors were in stable condition and receiving attention.

It stated that the search and rescue the incident had been concluded but that into the crash continues.

It would be recalled that the Mi-35 helicopter a training mission crashed July 21, of Bama, Borno.

The defence headquarters attributed the mishap to a technical fault. (NAN)

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