Military Aircraft Crashes In Abuja Airport

A military aircraft has crashed a few yards off the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja. 

In a tweet on Sunday, Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation confirmed the incident.

The minister tweeted: “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 an investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

A scene from the site where a military plane crashed short of the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja

As of the time of filing this report, authorities of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were yet to make statements, however, the military has given a response in reaction to the ugly incident.