Pictorial: Seven dead as Air Force jet crashes in Abuja

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Sodiq Oyeleke

A Nigerian Air Force jet, NAF201, with seven persons, including crew members on board, has crashed in Abuja.

The aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i, departed Abuja on Sunday in the morning before it crashed, killing all the persons on board.

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The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said, “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash.

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“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

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“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”

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SEE PHOTOS:

A scene from the Nigerian Air Force jet that crashed on Sunday in Abuja. Source: Aero Gazette/Twitter

 

Bystanders watching the Nigerian Air Force jet that crashed on Sunday in Abuja

 

Smoke as a Nigerian Air Force jet crashed on Sunday in Abuja

 

Onlookers at the scene of the crash.

First responders at the scene of the crash.

 

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