A military aircraft King Air 350 has reportedly crashed close to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway after reporting engine failure.
It was gathered that the military plane was en route to Minna, Niger State.
Confirming the crash in a post on Twitter on Sunday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that the accident appears fatal.
“We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”
Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC.
Fire services are already at the scene of the accident as all 6 persons on board are fear dead.
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BREAKING: Plane crash in Abuja, very close to the airport 💔
This is so sad
— timi 🦅 (@timiPR) February 21, 2021