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Update: How Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru, seven others died in plane crash

Confirming the incident, the CEO of the Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru, said all the eight people on board died.

Lt-Gen I. Attahiru, (Chief of Army Staff) decorated by Pres. Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Attahiru

 

Details of how the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and seven others died in plane crash on Friday have emerged.

A military Beachcraft 350 aircraft flying the officers had crashed landed at the Kaduna International Airport amid downpour, killing all those on board.

The ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway at 6.00p.m.

Confirming the incident, the CEO of the Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru, said all the eight people on board died.

“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force has confirmed an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna.

“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained.

“More details to follow soon,” the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said in a terse statement.

READ ALSO: After failing as Theatre Commander of “Operation Lafiya Dole, Gen. Attahiru makes Buhari’s list as Army Chief

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