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General News of Sunday, 21 February 2021

Source: Pulse

A plane has just crashed in Abuja

A military aircraft King Air 350 has crashed near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
The aircraft en route Minna, Niger State capital was said to have crashed shortly after takeoff from Abuja airport on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's minister of Aviation confirmed the crash in a tweet, saying the plane had earlier reported engine failure.

He tweeted, “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 an investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any”.

Casualty figures are unknown at the time of filing in this report.

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