President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Saraki, Others Mourn Plane Crash Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel.

On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy.

The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military, and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.

President Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.

He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.

Femi Adesina

I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.

Atiku Abubakar

At this time, my prayers are with the Nigerian Air Force and the families and friends of the military personnel involved in today’s Beechcraft King Air B350i plane crash.

I pray for strength for the families.

Bukola Saraki

We extend our condolences to the family of the @NigAirForce personnel involved in Sunday’s fatal crash of the military aircraft Beechcraft KingAir B350i at the Abuja airport. May their souls Rest in Peace.

APC Nigeria


Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has expressed deep sorrow following the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i Aircraft on Sunday in Abuja.

The plane was said to have developed an engine problem six minutes after take- off and crashed nine minutes after the problem was reported .

Umar Farouq expressed sadness on the crash and loss of lives aboard the aircraft.

“I am deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic occurrence. I sympathize with the Nigerian Airforce and the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.

“The Nigerian Airforce has been of immense help to our humanitarian activities since the creation of the Ministry. They have helped to airlift humanitarian relief for Persons of Concern (POCs) especially during the lockdown period to curtail the spread of Covid 19 in 2020 and to victims of flood, banditry, communal clashes and other disasters.

“We appreciate the services of the air crew especially the pilots who have put in hundreds of hours of flying us to and from areas affected by disasters and other humanitarian issues
“We pray that God will console the families they left behind and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of their dear ones”, Umar Farouq said.

Seven passengers were reportedly onboard the ill-fated aircraft including two crew members.
The plane was en-route Minna when it crashed short of the Abuja runway.


Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development

Aircraft Crash: Sanwo-Olu commiserates with FG, NAF, victims’ families

Lagos State Governor, @jidesanwoolu has commiserated with the Federal Government and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over the crash of Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350 aircraft, a military aircraft, in Abuja on Sunday.

The Governor also commiserated with families, friends and associates of the victims of the unfortunate crash.

Sanwo-Olu expressed his condolence in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile on Sunday.

He prayed that God would grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the families they left behind the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable losses.

Gboyega Akosile

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