Abuja, Sept 28 (AP) A Nigerian air force pilot has died after two aircraft crashed while rehearsing for the West African nation’s 58th Independence Day celebrations, the government said Friday. Also Read - NAM vs IR-A Dream11 Team Prediction, Namibia vs Ireland Wolves 2020, 3rd T20: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Namibia vs Ireland Wolves at SuperSport Park, South Africa 5:30 PM IST February 18

A spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the pilot had “successfully” ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft during the rehearsals in the capital, Abuja. Also Read - NAM vs IR-A Dream11 Team Prediction, Namibia vs Ireland Wolves 2020, 2nd T20: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Namibia vs Ireland Wolves at SuperSport Park, South Africa 12:00 AM IST February 18



The pilot later died due to complications from injuries sustained on impact, the air force said in a statement. Also Read - Attack: Abhishek Bachchan Wishes 'Baba' as John Abraham Begins Shooting For Action Drama

He was among three pilots forced to eject from their aircraft, which crashed in the general area of Katamkpe Hill. There were no civilian casualties, the statement said.



The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.

Nigeria’s Independence Day is on Monday. AP NSA

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