The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has on Sunday, stated that all 7 persons onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i Military aircraft, died when it crashed in Abuja,
The Military aircraft, enroute Minna, the Niger State capital, crashed close to the runway of the Abuja Airport, after reporting engine failure.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement, said that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal I. O. Amao, has ordered for an immediate probe of the accident.
His words: “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force 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, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”
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