Investigation Into Crashed NAF Helicopter Begins

Joseph Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered detailed investigation into the fatal crash of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday, February 21, in Abuja, which claimed the lives of seven personnel.

Mr Femi Adesina, his spokesman in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said Buhari noted that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, “the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.”

NAF had earlier on Sunday reported that its Beechcraft King Air B350 aircraft crashed; while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after reporting engine failure en route Minna.

The aircraft departed Abuja on Sunday in the morning before it crashed; killing all the persons on board.

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