Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes near Abuja Airport

A Nigerian military aircraft has crashed near the runway of Abuja Airport, killing 7 people.

The aircraft involved was a NAF Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft which had just taken off from Abuja Airport, the aircraft crashed while returning to the airport. The plane was heading for Minna.

Emergency services were immediately deployed to the scene, however, all onboard the aircraft were killed

Source: Reuters

A military spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force stated that engine failure is thought to have caused the crash.

An investigation into the crash has now been ordered by The Chief of the Air Staff.

Witnesses on the ground reported seeing the burnt-out wreckage of the aircraft


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