No fewer than six persons believed to be onboard an aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force are feared killed after the plane crash landed in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Sunday.
Confirming the incidence was the Minister of Aviation, Mallam Hadi Sirika who on Sunday tweeted as follows: “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.
According to sources in the aviation industry, the victims of the crash comprised of two crew members and four passengers who were on their way to Minna, the Niger State capital.
The aircraft, a NAF201 B350, developed engine problem around 10:39am when it left the Abuja airport for the trip.
It was said to have crash landed at the final approach path of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway 22 around 10:48am and immediately gutted fire.
‘’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.”
At the time of this report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was yet to comment on the accident.