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|We Followed The Chopper Until It Crashed - WITNESS by baslone: 12:07pm On Mar 15, 2012|
Iliya John, an eyewitness who saw the police helicopter that crash landed at Kabong
area of Gada Biyu yesterday, said some of the residents who noticed that the chopper
had problem, followed it until it finally crashed.
A Deputy Inspector General of Police, John Haruna and three others were killed in the crash.
John, who was spoke to our correspondent in Jos yesterday, said , “We all saw the
aircraft when it was flying very low, people quickly noticed there was something
wrong with the aircraft and some started to follow it shouting warning to people
because it was flying very low.
“People first started coming out and pointing at the way it was flying so low, it
was not as the normal ones (helicopters) that we see every day flying very high up
in the sky.”
John said it was by the grace of the God that the aircraft did not kill civilians,
pointing out that the helicopter emitted a very loud sound to probably forewarn residents.
He said, “the reason why the aircraft did not record high civilian casualty most
especially in the houses that it feel on was because most people have gone to work
while others have left for one errand.”
According to him, the people in the Kabong area have never witnessed such a tragic
incident, adding that the way the aircraft crashed and caught fire “there was no way
the occupants could have survived.”
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