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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

Nigeria’s 1st female combat helicopter pilot dies in road accident

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.‬
The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

Kobe Bryant pilot tried to clear fog before chopper crash – probe

The pilot in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant told air traffic controllers he was trying to climb out of heavy fog just before the doomed chopper slammed into a hillside, preliminary findings showed on Wednesday.
A file photo shows a U.S. F-15C Eagle jet fighter in flight.

US fighter jet crashes into North Sea

The US Force F-15C was on a routine training mission when it crashed at 9.40am this morning with one pilot on board. The cause of the crash is unknown. A major investigation has been launched.
Toxicology reports show that Ara Zobayan didn't have drugs or alcohol in his syste during January's fatal crash. (James Anderson-National Transportation Safety Board via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant chopper crash pilot had no alcohol, drugs in system – autopsy

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter to a basketball tournament in California did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, according to the autopsy report released on Friday.
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Ryanair plans 3,000 job cuts over coronavirus

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said Friday that it plans to axe up to 3,000 pilot and cabin crew jobs, with air transport paralysed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Governor Wike: I am ready to set aside my immunity for coronavirus

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Nigerian pilot making waves in fight against coronavirus

A Nigerian pilot, Captain Olaboboye Sam Adetula, is currently making waves in Ethiopia for his selfless contribution to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa.
A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.

Turkey downs Syrian warplane, kills pilot

A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.
Latvian bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbardis and his team of pushers and brakers on Saturday received their long-delayed medals from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, awarded after Russian athletes were found to have engaged in doping.

Latvia bobsledders get 2014 Olympic medals after Russia doping scandal

Latvian bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbardis and his team of pushers and brakers on Saturday received their long-delayed medals from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, awarded after Russian athletes were found to have engaged in doping.

Governor Okowa: Asaba airport ready to receive big aircrafts

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said with the upgrade of the runway of the Asaba International Airport to meet international standard, large airplanes can now land in Asaba as the AZMAN AA 5N-AIS made its maiden flight into the airport.
The shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI has not determined a motive for Alshamrani's rampage.

Saudi national officially identified as US naval base shooter

The FBI has officially identified the shooter at the U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida who shot and killed three people Friday.

Gunmen kill FRSC officer, injure other on Lokoja-Okene highway

Unidentified gunmen have attacked two Federal Road Safety Corps officers travelling from Abuja to Lagos on an official assignment on Friday, killing one and injuring the other.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Constituency project: Court orders interim forfeiture of N116 million

Justice A. Muhammad of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted an order for interim forfeiture of N116m alleged to be proceeds of crime linked to the non-execution of constituency projects awarded to Hamza Barau and Hamshakin Ventures Ltd.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing crash victims’ lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

China confirms detention of FedEx pilot

China has confirmed the detention of a FedEx pilot, who was found trying to carry a box of air-gun pellets across the border, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Ayo Olukanni

Ambassador Olukanni: Ethiopian flight landing incident sensationalised, touchdown was excellent

The Director General of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, has said yesterday’s landing incident of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 901 from Addis Ababa to Lagos was too sensationalised.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-300

Ex-President Obasanjo, 394 others escape crash art Lagos airport

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and 393 others aboard and Ethiopian Airlines plane, escaped crash on Wednesday at Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
William Chandler

Passenger jet pilot arrested in South Africa over ‘fake licence’

A pilot who worked for South African Airways for more than 20 years was arrested on Monday, police said, over allegations he flew large passenger jets without an advanced commercial flying licence.

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