The aircraft, King Air 350, crashed after reporting engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger State, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
The crash occurred around the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Nigeria’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, who confirmed the incident, said it was fatal.
A statement by the airforce spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola, said the incident is being investigated.
Read the full statement including the identities of the late officials below.
UPDATE ON AIR ACCIDENT INVOLVING NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.