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The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed that seven personnel died on board a military aircraft which crashed at Abuja Airport on Sunday.
The military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport.
Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash.
He urged public to remain calm as he commiserated with families of deceased.
On his official Twitter page, he wrote: ‘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.’
‘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 and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.’
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK