Recall that Creekvibes news magazine reported that; Flt. Lt. Haruna Gazman was identified as the pilot of the Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that crashed close to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway after reporting engine failure on February 21 (yesterday).
It was gathered that the military plane was en route to Minna, Niger State.
Confirming the crash in a post on Twitter on Sunday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that the accident appears fatal.
He wrote, “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.”
The plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF201), a B350 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including two crew.
Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC.
Fire services are already at the scene of the accident as all 6 persons on board are fear dead.
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