Nigerian Military Aircraft crash in Abuja

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An airplane belonging to the Nigerian Military has crashed in Abuja. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who said the military aircraft 'King Air 350' crashed on the runway in Abuja. 

He disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appears fatal. 

Meanwhile report claimed that, the plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF201), a B350 aircraft departed Abuja at 1033UTC with 6 persons on board including two crew. 

Aircraft reported engine failure at time 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC. 

Sirika said, "A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna. 

"It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of the investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any."

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