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.