JUST IN: MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES NEAR ABUJA AIRPORT

NEWS - Posted on: 21st Feb. 2021 at 1:18PM
The Minister of Aviation has reported the crash of a  military aircraft King Air 350 close to Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

The report has it that the pilots had reported engine failure after taking off en route Minna, Niger state.

According to Hadi Sirika, the Aviation Minister on his Twitter handle:

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

The official report from the NAF says that the Air Force NAF201, a B350 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including 2 crew. Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 1048UTC.
Fire services are already at the scene of the accident.

These are the officers onboard Shadow01 and they are all dead:

Flt Lt Gazama
Flt Lt Piyo
Flg Offr Okpara
FS Olawumi
ACM Johnson
These are the officers onboard Shadow01 and they are all dead.

Posted by: Emdee David

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