Egypt extends condolences to Nigeria after deadly plane crash

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Feb 2021

A military plane crashed near the capital Abuja on Sunday killing all seven people onboard

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People gather at the scene of a military plane crash in Bassa, near Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. AP

Egypt has extended condolences to Nigeria on Sunday night after a military plane crashed near the capital Abuja killing all seven people onboard.

“Egypt affirms its sincere condolences to the families of the innocent victims, reiterating its solidarity with the sisterly state of Nigeria in this painful incident,” a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane crashed on Sunday en route to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola wrote on Twitter.

The Nigerian authorities have launched an immediate investigation into the accident.

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