An aircraft belonging to the Cameroon air force crashed on Saturday, December 23, 2017 around 12 noon in Ngong, located some fifty kilometers from Garoua,capital of the north region.
According to sources from Garoua Air Base 301, the Tetras-type ULM aircraft, registered TJ-XDA, crashed during take off for an observation mission to support the 31st Motorized Infantry Brigade (BRIM) in a military operation in the Bénoué National Park .
At the time of the crash,the plane was carrying two Colonels viz; Colonel Tchouasseu Serge (deputy commander of Garoua Air Base 301) and Colonel Mbezele Dieudonné and both are safe.
A source informs that the findings of an investigation opened immediately after the accident indicates “an engine stop” during flight. “The two officers has to forced an emergency landing on amy open field as soon as they realised the engine failure,”cameroon-info.net reported.
Early this year a Cameroonian army helicopter returning from a reconnaissance mission in the fight against Boko Haram, crashed on 22 January 2017 in Bogo, Diamaré division . Four Cameroonian officers including Brigadier General Jacob Kodji, Commander Joint Military Region No. 4, were killed in the crash.