BREAKING: Seven passengers died in Abuja crash —Air Force

By AdvocateNews on 21/02/2021

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The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday said seven passengers onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft died when the jet crashed in Abuja on Sunday.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement.

He said, “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), @CAS_IOAmao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. While urging the general public to remain calm & await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika,  also confirmed the crash in his official twitter handle on Sunday.

He tweeted: “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal.

“We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

Posted 21/02/2021 2:32:33 PM

 

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