Nigerian F-7s lost in crash

Two Nigerian Air Force F-7Ni jets were destroyed in a crash after a mid-air collision whilst they were practicing for the country’s Independence Day celebrations on October 1. The aircraft went down near Abuja on September 28. Three pilots ejected but one was killed. The Nigerian Air Force has lost several of its 15 F-7Nis to crashes over the last decade, including one in March 2011, another in May 2011, one in May 2012, and yet another in October 2015.

It received 12 single-seat F-7Ni and three FT-7Ni trainers in 2009- 2010.