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APC Mourns Air Force Personnel Involved In Military Aircraft Crash

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said the fatal military plane has brought to the fore, the “tireless work, sacrifices and hazards faced by the country’s armed forces and other security services in their daily efforts to keep the Nigeria safe.”

The APC stated this in a statement of condolence issued by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party.

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft had earlier in the day crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.

Air Force Spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola had also said all seven on board the ill-fated plane died.

He tweeted, “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash.”

APC said it is confident of a quick and thorough investigation into the plane crash as directed by the Chief of Air Staff.

Below is the APC full statement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is deeply saddened by Sunday’s fatal crash of a military aircraft Beechcraft KingAir B350i at the Abuja airport.

The unfortunate and fatal plane crash brings to fore the tireless work, sacrifices and hazards faced by our armed forces and other security services in their daily efforts to keep the country safe. As directed by the Chief of Air Staff, we are confident of a quick and thorough investigation into the plane crash.

We extend our condolences to the Nigerian Air Force, particularly the families, loved ones and colleagues of the seven Air Force personnel that lost their lives in Sunday’s plane crash following a reported engine failure. May their souls rest in peace.

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