Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Tuesday morning visited Mrs Omolola Olawunmi, wife of Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the Air Force plane crash on Sunday.
Mr Olawunmi, an indigene of Ogotun Ekiti, Ekiti State was one of the seven persons who were on Sunday killed after a military aircraft crashed a few yards off the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
Confirming the incident on Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola stated that the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.
Vice Marshal Daramola further stated that first responders were already at the scene, adding that all seven personnel on board died in the crash.
According to the NAF spokesman’s statement published on Twitter, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao has ordered an immediate investigation into the accident.
While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of the investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all Nigerian Air Force personnel, commiserated with the families of the deceased.