Military Aircraft King Air 350 Crash in Abuja Kills Soldiers

The military aircraft King Air 350 carrying passengers crashed in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria in a few distances away form the runway after reporting engine failure.

The incident occurred barely a few minutes after taking off. Whether the pilot have got a clue or warning of any technical issue remain sketchy.

This was reported via the official Twitter handle of the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika writes; 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.

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https://twitter.com/hadisirika/status/1363453170769416192?s=20

According to another eyewitness, nobody survived.

He tweeted: “A chartered flight just crashed at the Abuja Airport now. Everything burnt gosh Loudly crying face

“Not a single survivor!

“The pilot is a hero! This aircraft should have crashed into the residential area but we watched him maneuver into a free bush to crash.”

The number of passengers on board the military aircraft remain unknown as the time of filing this report.

Below is the video footage;

However, there are casualties following the report as shared by the minster.

Details Later

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