From Uche Usim, Abuja
Seven persons have died as a result of injuries sustained when Nigerian Air Force, a B350 aircraft marked NAF201 crashed on the final approach into Abuja airport.
According to the Aviation Minister, Mr. Hadi Sirika, the ill-fated aircraft departed Abuja at 10:33UTC with six persons on board including two crew members.
The aircraft reported engine failure at time 10:39 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC.
Fire service officials have been drafted to the scene of the accident.
Investigations by military authorities have commenced.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had earlier announced the crash that a military in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appears fatal.
He said: “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.”