The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that seven staff members died aboard a military plane that crashed at Abuja airport on Sunday.
DAILY POST had reported that the King Air 350 military plane crashed on the runway at Abuja airport on Sunday morning.
Confirming the incident, Air Force Public Relations and Information Director Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola revealed that an investigation had been ordered to determine the cause of the crash. plane.
He urged the public to remain calm as he empathized with the families of the deceased.
On his official Twitter page, he wrote: “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i plane crashed on its way back to the airport. ‘Abuja after reporting an engine failure en route to Minna. First responders are on the scene. Unfortunately, all 7 members of staff on board died in the accident.
“Air Chief of Staff (CAS) @CAS_IOAmao has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of the investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, sympathizes with the families of the deceased.
Air crash in Abuja: air force confirms 7 dead and orders investigation