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PHOTOS: Air Force surveillance aircraft crashes, kills seven


The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday, February 21, confirmed the death of seven passengers involved in an ill-fated crash in Abuja.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola – NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, confirmed the news via Twitter.

“This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash.

Speaking further Daramola revealed that Chief of the Air Staff – Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an investigation of the incident.

He sent condolences to the family of the deceased, urging Nigerians to remain calm and await the outcome of the investigation.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), @CAS_IOAmao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. While urging the general public to remain calm & await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased,” the tweet read.

See some photos of the crash below:

Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft surveillance aircraft via HumAngle