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Seven dead in Nigerian military plane crash, says air force

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“All 7 personnel on board died in the crash,” Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola said on Twitter.

He added that the Chief of the Air Staff has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute [to] Minna. It appears to be fatal,” said the country’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, confirming the incident in a statement.

In a follow-up communication Sunday afternoon, a spokesman at the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said 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.”

Odaudu said fire fighters have been deployed to the scene to put out a raging blaze that had engulfed the airplane.

An aviation worker who asked not to be named — citing lack of official clearance to talk to the press — told CNN that he witnessed the crash.

“The crash occurred not very far from the runway. The pilot had tried returning to the runway after taking off,” he said.

The worker said the pilot swerved the plane to its crash site which is in a desolate area. He said the aircraft narrowly avoided warehouses and makeshift settlements around the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport.

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