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Police Say Bell 429 5NMDA Landed Safely Contrary To Speculations

The Nigeria Police Helicopter, Bell 429 5NMDA, was involved in a controlled safe landing at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba in Abuja.

The statement stresses that the aircraft did not crash as being reported in some sections of the media and none of the occupants sustained any injury whatsoever, as all six on board including the pilot and co-pilot are in good condition.

According to the statement,the aircraft, which was flown by one of the best Police Pilots, was professionally safe-landed with minor damage on the rear rotor as a result of an obstacle at the landing spot.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Police Air-Wing for their professionalism in safe-landing the aircraft and averting any serious air-mishap.

It further notes that the Nigeria Police Air-wing with a fleet of one fixed-wing aircraft, a citation jet and thirteen helicopters – has a strong history of air safety since its establishment in the year 1972.

By Peter ireh

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