The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the crash of its Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft, while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna on Sunday.
A statement by the NAF Spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola disclosed thus,”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”.
He noted that first responders are at the scene but sadly, all seven (7) personnel on board died in the crash.
Daramola further disclosed that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased”, he stated.