The Director of Public Relations and Information Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, has confirmed the death of all 7 personnel on board.
Disclosing this on his official Twitter page, he stated that, “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.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. While urging the general public to remain calm & await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased.”