NAF Plane Crash: Burial Of Beechcraft King Air 350 Crew Holds In Abuja (Photos)

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The seven Airforce Officers who lost their lives on Sunday have been buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

The officers were crew members of the ill-fated Beechcraft King Air 350 that crashed at Bassa village near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while on a reconnaissance mission to Niger State.

A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigeria Airforce, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola says the Aircraft reported engine failure shortly after take-off from Abuja and were on their way back to base when the crash occurred.

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor were all present at the ceremony.

The relatives of the late officers were also present.

Speaking while the crew was being laid to rest, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Oladayo Amao asked officers and men of the Nigerian Airforce to remain committed to the fight against terrorism in a bid to ensure that the sacrifices of their comrades will not be in vain.

Below are some photos from the ceremony:

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