Flt. Lt. Haruna Gazman has been identified as the pilot of the Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed close to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today February 21.
All seven personnel on board the aircraft died in the crash. The aircraft en route to Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the airport after reporting engine failure.
Aviation minister, Hadi Sirika confirmed the development in a short statement she posted on her official Twitter page on Sunday, February 21.
According to her, the aircraft crashed as a result of Engine failure shortly after it took off from the airport’s runway.