Seven individuals on board a army plane died in a crash Sunday close to Nigeria’s capital Abuja, the nation’s airforce spokesman stated.
The reason for the accident continues to be unknown however officers stated the pilot had reported an engine failure.
“A Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i plane crashed whereas returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure,” spokesman Ibikunle Daramola stated in an announcement.
“Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died within the crash,” he added.
Video posted to social media confirmed water cannon getting used to extinguish the flames on the scene, whereas a lot of onlookers crowded round.
The airforce stated an investigation into the accident was underway.
Nigeria’s minister of aviation Sirika Hadi additionally confirmed the accident.
“We should always stay calm & watch for the end result of investigation by the army,” Hadi stated in a Tweet.
The airplane was heading to Minna, the capital of close by Niger state.
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