Breaking: Military Aircraft Crashes in Abuja (Photos)

A military aircraft has crashed in Abuja.

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.”

Video shared online shows firefighters battling the blaze from the crash scene. There are also unconfirmed reports that there is no survivor.

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