Sad: The cause of Nigerian military plane crash

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Seven people were reportedly killed when a Nigerian military plane crashed on approach to Abuja airport on Sunday, a spokesman for Nigeria’s Air Force stated.

“All 7 personnel on board died in the crash,” Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola made this known via Twitter.  He added that the Chief of the Air Staff has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

“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,” said the country’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, confirming the incident in a statement.

A spokesman at the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said the “aircraft reported engine failure at time 10:39 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC.”

Odaudu said fire fighters have been deployed to the scene to put out a raging blaze that had engulfed the airplane.



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