Abuja - The crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter has made his way back to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
He had been declared missing earlier on Wednesday.
There were fears he had died alongside a fellow technician.
According to statement by the Defence Headquarters the crew resurfaced at the military Headquarters in Maiduguri on Wednesday having trekked through the bushes after the crash.
"The Engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive. The crew member who was declared missing when his body could not be located in the vicinity of the crash resurfaced at the military Headquarters in Maiduguri today, having trekked through the bushes after the crash," Defense Headquarters said.
The statement also disclosed the identity of the crew as Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot and Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi.
It added that the aircraft technician survived the crash and Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only one lost in the crash.
It said the family of the officer has been duly informed while the two survivors are in stable condition but receiving medical attention.
Defence Headquarters said search and rescue operation on the incident had been concluded and investigations into the crash continued.
- CAJ News