The aircraft, King Air 350 en-route to Minna crashed at Bassa Airport Village on Sunday morning, February 21, after reporting engine failure
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the crash in a tweet and said it “appears to be fatal”.
The Minister also urged Nigerians to be calm and wait for the outcome of an investigation by the military.
He wrote: “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”