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Plane crashes in mock rescue exercise

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Plane crashes in what was supposed to be mock rescue exercise in Nigeria
  • Nigerian Air Force G22 aircraft was carrying more than 30 rescue workers
  • Aircraft was "severely damaged" in crash at Port Harcourt; 2 people injured

(CNN) -- A plane in Nigeria carrying more than 30 emergency workers has crashed in what was supposed to be a mock rescue exercise, police said Saturday.

A Nigerian Air Force G22 aircraft carrying more than 30 National Emergency Management Agency workers crashed at Port Harcourt International Airport during a mock rescue exercise, injuring two people, Port Harcourt police spokeswoman Rita Inoma-Abbey said in a written statement.

The incident occurred just off the runway after landing at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Inoma-Abbey said.

The aircraft was "severely damaged," she said. No further details were available about the crash in the oil-rich Niger Delta city of Port Harcourt.