Helicopter blade kills pilot in Borno – Independent Observers

Helicopter blade kills pilot in Borno

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By Danladi Al-Hassan

The rotor of a helicopter has killed an officer attached to the Air force unit involved in the fight against insurgency.

The unfortunate incident happened at Bama in Borno state around 4pm on Saturday.

The aircraft was said to have developed a fault.

The deceased, who was the co-pilot, had gone to the pick his bags and on his way back, he passed through the side of the rotor which was functioning.

“Immediately his head was chopped off,” the source said.

“The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the air base. No damage was found the on tail rotor,” said a source that witnessed the incident.

The source said family members of the deceased have been informed while the burial arrangement was on.

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