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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Six Feard Dead As Military Jet Crashed In Abuja


Jane Okafor, Abuja

Six persons were feared dead on Sunday morning when a military jet   - Nigerian Air Force Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft, conveying them crashed landed near Abuja run way.

The Daily Crucible gathered that the aircraft was heading to Minna, Niger State, perhaps as part of rescue efforts for the abducted GSC students, Kagara, but upon entering Bassa Local Government Area the engine developed problem and the pilot decided to return to Abuja but just as it was barely near the Abuja run way, the troubled aircraft falls - off the sky and crash - landed.

The Federal Ministry of Aviation officials claimed the jet belongs to the Nigeria Air Force(NAF) and had earlier reported an engine failure at about 10.39am before the jet crashed.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who identified the military aircraft as King Air 35, confirmed the unfortunate incident on his Twitter handle.

 “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," he tweeted.

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