Later after the crash has been acknowledged by the Presidency, and the Aircraft Crash Report was released, The Republican News has obtained the list of the victims of the plane crash the claimed the lives of Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and his wife, Fati Attahiru
The military training aircraft which was carrying 12 persons on board crashed at the Kaduna airport around 6pm today, May 21.
Aircraft accident report obtained by The Republican News confirmed and read as follows: A Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft 350 with registration NGR203 from Abuja to Kaduna Military diverted to Kaduna civil due to weather but touch down and skidded off Runway 05 and went into flames. The aircraft had 8 persons on board and 4 crew.
The accident occurred at time 1759UTC.
Safety services are currently at the crash site.
Further report from the crash site confirmed aircraft completely burnt and unfortunately no survivor Sir.
Names of victims so far identified are:
1) Maj Gen Attahiru.
2) Mrs Fati Attahiru.
3) Gen Abdulkadir – PGSO ,
4) Gen Kuliya – DMI
5) Gen Olayinka Provost Marshal
6) Major Lawal Hayat ADC to COAS 7) Major Hamza 8) Sargent Umar
9) Flight Lieutenant T.O. Asaniyi 10) Flight Lieutenant A.A. Olufade 11) Sargent Adesina 12) ACM Oyedepo