‘Pilot Complained Of Engine Failure Minutes Before Abuja Crash’ – Source Reveals

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has been revealed that the of the Nigerian Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft which crashed Abuja, on Sunday, complained of engine failure barely moments after takeoff.

A source at the control tower revealed this to The PUNCH on the strict condition of anonymity.

The official said there been regular flights Abuja to Minna since the of the Kangara last week.

The source said, “The aircraft was on its way to Minna. Moments after, on getting to Bassa Local Government Area, he informed the control tower that he had experienced an engine failure.

“He was advised to return to the Abuja airport immediately but crash-landed.”

When asked if the identities of those on board had been ascertained, the official said they were the process of doing so.

“There have been frequent flights to Niger State since the of the schoolkids. Last week some ministers also flew. Soon, we will know their identities,” he said.