Seven die in Nigerian Air Force plane crash

A Nigerian military plane crashed on Sunday morning killing seven people. The aircraft is understood to have crashed short of the runway in Abuja after reporting engine failure.


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In a series of tweets one read: “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 en-route Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash”


It is reported the plane was on its way to Niger to try to rescue 42 people who had been kidnapped.