BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force

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BREAKING: Seven Dead in Abuja Jet Crash – Air Force
Nwolu Obiajulu

Seven passengers aboard the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft lost their lives when the jet crashed in Abuja on Sunday (today), the Nigerian Air force has disclosed.

The crash took place close to the runway of the Abuja airport after the jet which was on its way to Minna, Niger State reported engine failure.

Reacting to the development, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate probe of the accident.

Daramola said, “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force 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, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”

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