Nigeria was on Sunday, February 21, plunged into tears following the tragic crash of the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft, leading to the death of seven personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.
However, in a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, NAF the director of public relation and information, all the officers on the plane died.
Ibikunle said the chief of air staff, Air Vice-Marshal I O Amao, has ordered an investigation into this tragic development as he commiserated with the families of the deceased.
“This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 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.”
As Nigeria griefs over the tragic and unfortunate incident, Legit.ng provides a highlight into the plane.
1. Beechcraft King Air B350i Aircraft is the name of the plane.
2. The aircraft has been described as beautiful.
3 After the crash, Legit.ng’s Samuel Olubiyi visited the scene to capture the end and remnants of the aircraft.
Meanwhile, a fuel tanker on Wednesday early morning, December 2, 2020, exploded at the Magboro section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The incident is said to have caused heavy traffic at Magboro, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway keeping many commuters on standstill.
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