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Nigerian Air Force Plane Suffers Engine Failure In Abuja, All Crew Onboard Died

A Nigerian Air Force NAF201, a B350 aircraft on Sunday crashlanded in Abuja.

The Minister of Aviation, Sanator Hadi Sirika confirmed the horrible incident.

This medium aircraft departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 10:33 am with six persons onboard, including 2 crew members.

The plane reported engine failure at 10:39 am and crashlanded on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48 am.

Fire services are already at the scene of the accident.

All six persons onboard were reported to have died.

Confirming the incident, Sirika said: “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm and wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

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