The six people comprised two crew members and four passengers.
It was said to have crash landed at the final approach path of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway 22 around 10:48am and immediately gutted fire.
Confirming the crash, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, tweeted: “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.”
At the time of this report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was yet to comment on the accident.
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