Incident Mil Mi-171Sh NAF 558,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204031
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Date:Monday 8 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-171Sh
Owner/operator:Nigerian Air Force (NAF)
Registration: NAF 558
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:north east Nigeria -   Nigeria
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances and sustained substantial damage. There were no fatalities.

Authorities statement:
“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East. The incident, which occurred today, 8 January 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. There was, however, no loss of lives as a result of the incident. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices. The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general populace as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”



Revision history:

08-Jan-2018 17:57 gerard57 Added
09-Jan-2018 19:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 16:28 krasatpi Updated [Embed code]
15-Jan-2018 16:35 sinfu2a Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Embed code]
15-Jan-2018 17:33 sinfu2a Updated [Damage]
16-Jan-2018 07:39 krasatpi Updated [Source, Embed code]

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