Sat. Jun 19th, 2021

Military aircraft crash in Abuja, 8 persons feared dead

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Victoria Ogunrinde

A Nigerian military aircraft, King Air 350 on Sunday crashed, short of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route to Minna.

James Odaudu, Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation confirmed the incident.

The plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF201), a B350 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including two crew members.

Aircraft reported engine failure at time 10:39 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC.

Fire services are already at the scene of the accident as all 6 persons onboard are fear dead.

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