This Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed her Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.
Eyewitnesses on the scene of incident says the pilot is a hero, as they watch him manoeuver the plane to a bush instead of the residential areas it was supposed to crash into.
All 7 personnel on board died as at this time of reporting.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), I.O. Amao, has ordered a prompt investigation into the sad incident, while urging the public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation from the NAF.
The CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, has commiserated with the families of the deceased.