Six Feared Dead As Military Plane Crashes Near Abuja Airport (video/photos)


Plane Crashes In Abuja

Six persons onboard a military aircraft have been feared killed after the plane crash landed in Abuja on Sunday afternoon, February 21.

The six people comprised two crew members and four passengers.

The aircraft, a NAF201 B350, was said to be Minna, Niger State bound when it developed engine problem around 10:39am.

It was said to have crash landed at the final approach path of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway 22 around 10:48am and immediately gutted fire.

According to a video of the incident shared on Twitter, many people could be seen gathered around with a crashed plane in flames with firemen attempting to put out the fire.

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation also confirmed the incident in a tweet, saying;

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.

More details to come.

See some photos and video of the plane crash below;


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