A security official inspects the site where a passenger plane crashed when it overshot the runway at the Calicut International Airport in Karipur, Kerala on August 8, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A security official inspects the site where a passenger plane crashed when it overshot the runway at the Calicut International Airport in Karipur, Kerala on August 8, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Nigerian military plane crashes on approach to Abuja airport: Minister

Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account that "a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna."
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:17 PM IST

A Nigerian air force plane crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure on Sunday, Nigeria's aviation minister said.

Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account that "a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna."

He gave no details on casualties but wrote: "It appears to be fatal."

Minna is a city about 110 kilometres (68.35 miles) northwest of Abuja.

A Nigerian Air Force spokesman said he was driving to the airport because of the crash, but gave no additional information.

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