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Seven dead in Nigerian military plane crash, says air force

February 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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People and rescuers gather at the site where a Nigerian air force plane crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway, according to the aviation minister, in Abuja, Nigeria February 21, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Seven people were killed when a Nigerian military plane crashed on approach to Abuja airport on Sunday, a spokesman for Nigeria's Air Force said.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Seven people were killed when a Nigerian military plane crashed on approach to Abuja airport on Sunday, a spokesman for Nigeria's Air Force said.

"All 7 personnel on board died in the crash," Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola said on Twitter.

"A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute [to] Minna.

In a follow-up communication Sunday afternoon, a spokesman at the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said the "aircraft reported engine failure at time 10:39 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 10:48UTC. "

"The crash occurred not very far from the runway.

The pilot had tried returning to the runway after taking off," he said.

The worker said the pilot swerved the plane to its crash site which is in a desolate area.

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