Nigerian air force planes crash on approach to

A Nigerian air force plane crashed as they approached Abuja airport runway due to engine failure on Sunday, Nigeria’s air minister said.

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Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account that “a King Air 350 military aircraft has just crashed off our Abuja runway after reporting engine failures on the Minna route.”

He gave no details about the deaths but wrote: “It appears to be fatal.”

Minna is a city about 110 kilometers northwest of Abuja.

A spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force said he was driving to the airport due to the crash, but gave no further information.

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