Seven Personnel Die In Abuja Military Aircraft Crash


The report said seven men of the Nigerian Air Force aboard a KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed on Sunday, in Abuja are dead.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in a statement, confirmed the incident and death of the military Personnel.

The statement by Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) the aircraft crashed during a return journey to the Federal Capital Territory.

Daramola in the statement 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 en-route, Minna.

“First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of the investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased,” the statement added.

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