Nigerian Air Force reacts to military plane crash, reveals number of onboard casualties
NAF has broken silence on the Abuja plane crash – Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola said all the personnel on board died in the crash – Daramola called for calm and commiserated with the families of the deceased officers.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said all the seven personnel on board in the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft which crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport died.
Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relation and information, made this known in a statement on Sunday, February 21. This is to correct the previous report by theplebisciteworld.com that six persons were killed in the crash.
The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika announced the plane crash in a tweet, saying it crashlanded after experiencing an engine failure on way to Minna, Niger state.
Nigerian Air Force said all the people on board died in the plane crash in Abuja.
Twitter Ibikunle said the chief of air staff, Air Vice-Marshal I O Amao, has ordered an investigation into this tragic development as he commiserated with the families of the deceased.
First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash. “The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. While urging the general public to remain calm & await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased,” he said in a tweet.