A Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft King Air B350i crashed today Sunday, February 21, as all personnel on board died.
According to a statement made by the director of public relation Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, he confirmed that 7 of the personnel on board the aircraft died in the crash.
The aircraft crashed while returning to Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure s route Minna.
In a statement released by Daramola, he wrote;
This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash
“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.”
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