The pilot of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft in Abuja, on Sunday, complained bitterly of engine failure barely moments after takeoff.
According to a source, he was advised to return to the Abuja airport immediately but it crash-landed.
The official said there been regular flights from Abuja to Minna since the abduction of the Kangara students last week.
“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 it crash-landed.”
“There have been frequent flights to Niger State since the abduction of the schoolkids.
Last week some ministers also flew. Soon, we will know their identities,” he said.