BREAKING: No survivors as military aircraft crashes near Abuja airport 









According to eyewitnesses reports, the pilot was said to have taken the plane to a bush away from the residential areas where it was supposed to crash into. 

A military aircraft has crashed in Abuja. 

The aircraft, King Air 350 en-route to Minna crashed at Bassa Airport Village on Sunday morning, February 21, after reporting engine failure


Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the crash in a tweet and said it “appears to be fatal”.



The Minister also urged Nigerians to be calm and wait for the outcome of an investigation by the military. 


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. There are also unconfirmed reports that there is no survivor. 


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