A military, King Air 350 en-route to Minna reportedly crashed at Bassa Airport Village, Abuja on Sunday morning, February 21, after reporting engine failure
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the crash in a tweet where he said it “appears to be fatal”.
He wrote: “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.”
Video shared online shows firefighters battling the blaze from the crash scene.