Nigerian Air Force Says Search Ongoing Two Weeks After Jet Went Missing

The Nigerian Air Force has said it’s fighter jet is still missing  two weeks after it lost contact with the control towers. The jet was involved in the fight against insurgents  in North-east Nigeria.

NAF spokesman Air Commodore Dele Alonge said, “We are still searching for the aircraft. The search team is still at work. Every information received so far has not given us a clue about its location.” The Defence Headquarters had on 14 September declared the Alpha jet missing. Defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade, at the time said: “An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State. “The aircraft, with two pilots onboard, left Yola at about 10:45am on 12 September, 2014, on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12pm. Since then, all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result. Search-and-rescue efforts towards establishing contact with the crew are ongoing.

 

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