The Nigerian Air Force has announced Tuesday as the burial date for two pilots and three crew members, who were killed in a helicopter crash while in combat in Damasak, Borno on January 2.

The military service said this in a statement issued by Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, on Monday.

The deceased personnel are Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, pilot in command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas, co-pilot; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim, flight technician; Lance corporal Adamu Nura, gunner; and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael, gunner.

According to Daramola, an Air Commodore, the late Air Force personnel will be buried at the National Military Cemetery, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road, Abuja, by 9 am.

He added that the late servicemen will be buried in full military honours.

The five crew members were providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion when their helicopter crashed at Damasak.