7 Killed as Air Force Jet Crashes in FCT Abuja

7 Killed as Air Force Jet Crashes in FCT Abuja
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7 Killed as Air Force Jet Crashes in FCT Abuja,  An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in Abuja….An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed en route to Minna, Niger State capital, from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.May there soul rest in peace 

7 Killed as Air Force Jet Crashes in FCT Abuja

Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of the force, confirmed the incident, saying all the persons on board didnt make it alive ,( May there soul  rest in peace )

Earlier while confirming the tragic incident in a tweet, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, had said investigation is ongoing.

7 Killed as Air Force Jet Crashes in FCT Abuja

“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en-route 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,” he tweeted.

The Nigeria aircraft  which was said to have reported engine failure at 10:39am and crashed on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48am.

Identities of Officers Killed in Abuja Air Crash

The aircraft was said to have reported engine failure at 10:39am and crashed on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48am…

 

At least seven officers of the Nigerian Air Force lost their lives when an aircraft they boarded from Abuja, heading to Minna, Niger State capital, crashed minutes after take-off.

The aircraft was said to have reported engine failure at 10:39am and crashed on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48am.

No one survived the accident.

we @ thenigeriafm.com  has obtained a list which is  containing all the seven persons who boarded the ill-fated aircraft. see list below

 Names of the officers who are involved 

  • Flt. Lt. Haruna Gadzama
  • Flt. Lt. Henry Piyo
  • Flg. Offr. Michael Okpara
  • FS Olasukanmi Olawumi
  • ACM Adewale Johnson
  • Sgt Ugochukwu Oloka
  • Bassey Etim

The Nigeria Chief of  Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered immediate investigation into the incident.

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