Flight owner Nigerian airforce plane crashed
A Nigerian air force plane crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure on Sunday, Nigeria’s aviation minister said.
Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account that “a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.”
He gave no details on casualties but wrote: “It appears to be fatal.”
Minna is a city about 110 kilometres (68.35 miles) northwest of Abuja.
A Nigerian Air Force spokesman said he was driving to the airport because of the crash, but gave no additional information.
Type of Aircraft crashed
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the unfortunate crash of its Beechcraft KingAir B350i Aircraft while returning to Abuja Airport after developing an engine failure en-route Minna. Sadly, all seven personnel on board died in the crash. May their souls Rest In Peace.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 21, 2021