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Update: Abuja Plane Crash: Air Force Confirms 7 Personnel Dead, Orders Investigation

…Names Of Officers On Board Ill-fated Military Aircraft Revealed

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.

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.

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

“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.”

Officers on board the NAF 201 B350 Aircraft

Flt. Lt. Gazama

Flt. Lt. Piyo

Flg. Offr. Okpara

FS Olawumi

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