The military jet Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350 crashed after its pilot reported a faulty engine, said Nigeria Aviation Hadi Sirika. The minister said this in a tweet without giving a casualty figure.
TheCornet can report seven persons aboard the ill-fated jet died. NAF’s spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola, an Air Commodore confirmed this in a statement.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased,” stated Daramola.