A Nigerian Air Force NAF201 B350 Aircraft has crashed on final approach of the Abuja Runway 22.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the incident on his Twitter handle saying the plane reported engine failure en route Minna, Niger State.
At least six passengers including two crew members were on board when the incident occurred.
Sirika said: “A military aircraft, King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute 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 NAF is yet to comment on the incident at the time of the report but according to one eyewitness, the pilot tried to avert any collision with any of the structures to avert any ground casualty.
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