It hit Nigerian soil at around 12:34 p.m.
Air Force spokesman Edward Gabkwet, an air commodore who made the unveiling, said, “When the aircraft was received, the Honorable Secretary of Defense was Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao. “
The A-29 is a Brazilian light turboprop fighter aircraft developed by. Embraer was designed and built as an evolution of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano.
The A-29 Super Tucano carries a wide variety of weapons, including precision-guided ammunition, and was developed as a low-cost system that can be used in low-threat environments.
A few days ago the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) lost its alpha jet to terrorists.
It also lost Beechcraft King350 aircraft in an accident that killed the life of. demanded the former Chief of Staff of the Army, General Attahiru, and ten other high-ranking officers.
The new aircraft is one of six aircraft that are expected to jump through 5 countries from Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria, before reaching their final destination in Nigeria.
Fatal plane crashes during military operations had raised concerns about the safety of the airspace in general.
Aviation stakeholders had said despite the development of Nigeria’s safety record in global aviation, the sequence of events is hoisting a “red flag” to warrant new precautionary measures to avert further disasters, especially as the rainy season begins.
Experts specifically had an independent investigation into all recent crashes in military operations, the publication of findings and recommendations, a Marshall Plan of Action and an appropriate one e Funding of military operations called for as the critical arm of security and the economy.
A similar NAF203 plane crash occurred prior to the last Alpha Jet crash, killing the Army Chief of Staff and 10 others. In addition, a Beechcraft King350 plane (NAF201) crashed in February, killing all eight officers e.