A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Mushshak trainer aircraft crashed in Kaduna, Kaduna State on Tuesday evening.
The Super Mushshak aircraft was carrying out a training flight from the Nigerian Air Force’s 401 Flight Training School at Kaduna when it went down, killing both pilots – an instructor and a trainee pilot.
At this time, the NAF is yet to issue a statement regarding the crash.
The PAC Super Mushshak is an aerobatic trainer with an all-new digital glass cockpit. Nigeria signed a contract for ten Super Mushshaks on 21 October with PAC Kamra.
The Nigerian Air Force received its first four Super Mushshak trainer aircraft from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) on 5 December 2016. Nigeria signed a contract for ten Super Mushshaks on 21 October with PAC Kamra. The four new Super Mushshak came at no cost to the Nigerian Government.
Nigeria’s version comes with improvements like a glass cockpit and improved air conditioning.
On 14 January 2018, the NAF took delivery of the final batch of five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft from Pakistan Aeronautic Complex (PAC).
The Super Mushsak can be utilized for a variety of roles such as light transport, Armed Reconnaissance, Close Air Support (CAS) and Ab initio training.
At the time, the Nigerian Air Force’s 401 Flight Training School at Kaduna was expanded to accomodate the Super Mushsak, the flight training school had previously been flying the Dana Air Beetle (based on a Vans RV-series design) since 1995.
In May 2017, the Nigerian Air Force graduated its first Super Mushshak instructors, allowing Nigerian pilots to now fly and train ab initio students.