The military plane crashlanded at the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on way to Minna, Niger state.
The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.
However, in a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, NAF the director of public relation and information, all the officers on the plane died.
Ibikunle said the chief of air staff, Air Vice-Marshal I O Amao, has ordered an investigation into this tragic development as he commiserated with the families of the deceased.
“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.”
As Nigeria griefs over the tragic and unfortunate incident, Wothappen.com provides a highlight into the plane.
- Beechcraft King Air B350i Aircraft is the name of the plane.