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The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Announces Burial Of Crew Members Who Died In A Helicopter Crash

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday 7th January has announced the burial date of five crew members on board an MI-35 helicopter that crashed during a combat in the North East. Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command, Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot, Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician, Lance Corporal Adamu Nura – Gunner and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael – Gunner, were all on board the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M Helicopter that crashed in combat on 2 January 2019, while trying to provide close air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State.

They will be laid to rest on Tuesday, January 8, at the National Military Cemetary, Umaru Musa Yar’adua Way in Abuja. We pray their souls rest in peace, Amen.

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