An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has been reported missing around Adamawa State.
A statement from the Defence Headquarters said 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 12:00 noon. Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result.
The statement signed by the Defence Spokesmand Major General Chris Olukolade said search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew.
The Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft co-manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France. Adopted by many air forces worldwide, the Alpha Jet continues to be widely used even though its useful service life is over in France and Germany, its primary operators.