A Nigerian Air Force NAF20, B350 aircraft which departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including 2 crew has crashed.
Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 1048UTC.
Fire services are already at the scene of the accident.
All 6 persons on board have been reported dead at the time of filing this report.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation in his tweeter handle @hadisirika, tweeted, “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.”