Six on board crashed Air Force jet — Report

A military aircraft King Air 350 which crashed near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday reportedly had six persons on board.

Reports say there were two crew members and four passengers.

The Nigerian Air Force NAF201 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC.

The aircraft which was en route Minna, Niger State capital reported engine failure at time 1039 and crash-landed on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at time 1048UTC.

Fire services are already at the scene of the accident. All six persons on board are reported dead.

In a tweet, minister of aviation Hadi Sirika urged the public to await the outcome of investigation by the military.

“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,” Mr Sirika said.