An Alpha jet of Nigeria Air force, NAF 466, with two pilots on board have been declared missing. The aircraft which was on operational mission, left Yola at about 10:45am on Friday, 12th September, 2014 and since then, never came back.
In an electronic mail from the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, he made it known that, in the early hours of Sunday that the aircraft, an Alpha jet, has been missing since Friday, September 12, 2014.
Maj.Gen Olukolade said that the aircraft with two pilots on board left Yola by 10.45 am on an operational mission and was expected back to base by 12PM same day but has not been found.
The Defence spokesman said that the military had started search and rescue efforts meant to establish contact with the crew.
“An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State.
“The aircraft, with two pilots on board, left Yola at about 10:45am on 12 September, 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon.
“Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result.
“Meanwhile, search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew,” he said.