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Air Force Releases Names Of Officers Killed In Abuja Plane Crash



The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday said seven personnel onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft died when the jet crashed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The aircraft en route to Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the airport after reporting engine failure.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a tweet, described the accident as “fatal” and prayed for the “departed souls”.

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

A list containing the names of the deceased officers and seen by SaharaReporters, gave the names of five out of the seven persons onboard the ill-fated NAF 201 B350 aircraft.

They were Flt. Lt. Gazama, Flt. Lt. Piyo, Flg. Offr. Okpara, FS Olawumi and ACM Johnson.

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