All seven personnel lost their lives on Sunday after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) military aircraft enroute Minna crashed in Abuja.
According to reports, the military aircraft crashed short of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja runway, after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.
In a statement confirming the incident, the Chief of the Air Staff commiserates with the families of the deceased officers. He has also ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), @CAS_IOAmao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
While urging the general public to remain calm & await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”
Nigeria’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, also confirmed the incident in a statement :
“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute [to] Minna. It appears to be fatal,”