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Seven die in Nigerian Air Force plane crash

Seven people have died after a Nigerian military plane crashed short of a runway in the capital...

👤 H K Badal21 Feb 2021 3:37 PM GMT
Seven die in Nigerian Air Force plane crash
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Seven people have died after a Nigerian military plane crashed short of a runway in the capital Abuja on Feb 21 morning, according to officials.

The Nigerian Air Force plane had reported engine failure, military spokesman Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola tweeted.

He added that the plane was on the way to Minna, in the northern state of Niger.

The chief of air staff has ordered an immediate investigation.

In a series of tweets, the air force asked the public to "remain calm & await the outcome of investigation".