Boy Becomes Army Officer After Discovering Military Plane Crash Scene

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Detimbir Chia becomes Army Officer

Congratulations are in order for Chia Diko Detimbir, who will today hold his Passing out Parade, convocation, pipping & presidential commissioning from the Nigerian Defence Academy to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant into the .

The cadet was 14 years old when he discovered the Dornier 228 aircraft which crashed on the Ngokugh Hills, Mbakunu Shangev -ya local government Area of , 12 years ago.

Military crash scene

On Sunday 17th September 2006, a Nigerian Air Force plane Dornier 228 conveying Senior Military personnel to Obudu for a conference crashed at Ngokugh Hills, Mbakunu Shangev-ya in Kwande LGA of Benue state, killing 13 of the officers while 5 of them were rescued courtesy of a telephone call from the crash site by Chia Diko Detimbir who led a rescue operation that saved the survivors.

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Immediately the news of the crash got to the military headquarters, a search and rescue team made up of a military helicopter, and another from the police were dispatched to the scene of the crash.

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