Nigerian military aircraft crashes on approach to Abuja airport

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Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika says King Air 350 ‘crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna’.

A Nigerian military aircraft has crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure.

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account on Sunday “a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.”

Minna is a city about 110km northwest of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Sirika gave no details on casualties but wrote the crash “appears to be fatal”.

He added: “We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

No other information was immediately available.





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