The plane was headed to Sokoto, the capital of a state near Nigeria’s northern border. 10:50.

Most on board were fschoolchildren going home for Christmas. The incident occurred on September 11, 1974, killing 72 of the 82 people on board. December 10, 2005 – A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 crashes in Port Harcourt, killing all 103 on board. September 26, 1992 – Nigerian Air Force A C-130 plane crashes minutes after take-off from Lagos. But said he was too sad to interview I got to the scene and the situation there is beyond when I can talk about he said. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking news? In addition to the sultan, several top Sokoto State officials were on the plane, Mr. Shehu said, including two senators and the deputy governor.

Politicians, diplomats and prominent business people have been among the dead in recent crashes.

In 2005, an Air France flight landing at Port Harcourt’s airport skidded into a herd of cows that had wandered onto the runway.

Shortly after taking off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the plane crashed, broke up and caught fire in a corn field. Dana Air flight crashes into densely populated neighbourhood of Lagos after departure from Abuja Crowds rushing in to help amid the smoke and burning debris. Thousands rushed to see what happened in this neighborhood in Africa's largest city. The flight was operated by ADC Airlines, one of Nigeria’s many small domestic airlines.

November 20, 1969 – Nigeria Airways BAC VC10 crashes on landing killing 87 on board. Making a lot of noise before tore through at least two buildings coming to a stop inside an apartment complex. 17, 2006 – A Nigerian 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crew members crashed leaving only three survivors that sustained serious injuries. November 13, 1995 – Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9 crashes on landing in Kaduna killing 9. Takeoff from Houston to Dubai on Emirates Flight EK 212 … Just two months later, a flight operated by Sosoliso Airlines crashed on the runway at Port Harcourt, the main hub of Nigeria’s oil industry. The scheduled flight was from Charleston Municipal Airport to Chicago O'Hare, with an intermediate stop in Charlotte. The plane crashed just past the runway at Abuja’s airport and after taking off in stormy weather, and the wreckage was strewn across a wooded area beyond the runway.

After 2 fatal air crashes last year, 1 this year, we are still experiencing more I weep for Nigeria Re: ADC Plane Crash In Abuja by naija4life ( f ): 2:14pm On Oct 29 , 2006 Another plane has crashed in Abuja, received breaking news text from Euronews. Images now coming in of that devastating playing craps of passenger plane about 150 people onboard smashing into a crowded city just shy of the airport in Nigeria.

Nigeria has more than a dozen domestic airline companies, and many fly planes that are three or four decades old and operate out of dilapidated airports with rutted runways and antiquated equipment.

96 people died, including a woman working on the field, who was reportedly killed after being struck by debris from the crash. January 5, 2000 – SkyPower Express Airways Bandeirante 110P1A crashes on landing in Abuja killing 17. “It is a terrible tragedy, an unimaginable loss,” said Mustapha Shehu, spokesman for the Sokoto State government, in a telephone interview, just moments after the sultan’s body had been brought to Sokoto for burial by a government plane. On Oct. 22, 2005, a Boeing 737-200 belonging to Bellview airlines crashed soon after takeoff from the country's main city of Lagos, killing all 117 people aboard. Reports said passengers on board  had to hurriedly disembark and sought alternative means of travelling.

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The group had been in the capital attending a government meeting on education, Mr. Shehu said. The Tragic Plane Crash That ... 1983 Home Video Eastern Airlines pre-flight, ... 10:50.

January 22, 1973 – Royal Jordanian Airlines flight 707 carrying 171 Nigerian Muslims returning from Mecca and 5 crewmen died in crash in Kano, Nigeria. Nigeria plane crash kills all 153 on board This article is more than 8 years old. That airport is now closed while its runway and apron are being renovated. The flight carrying 100 passengers and five crew members departed Lagos to Sokoto with an intermediate stop in Abuja. June 3, 2012: Plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria. The plane with registration number 228-212 crashed in northern part of the country at Oko village in Vandeikya local government area of Benue State at about 10:30 a.m. October 29, 2006 – A Nigerian ADC( Aviation Development Corporation ) Airline Boeing 737 with 104 on board crashes minutes after take-off from Abuja’s airport during a rain storm. More than 200 people died in two aviation accidents in Nigeria in 2005.

The crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 was a controlled flight into terrain of a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 during approach to Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. The plane with registration number 228-212 crashed in northern part of the country at Oko village in Vandeikya local government area of Benue State at about 10:30 a.m. October 29, 2006 – A Nigerian ADC( Aviation Development Corporation ) Airline Boeing 737 with 104 on board crashes minutes after take-off from Abuja’s airport during a rain storm. Bodies. All 200 on board killed.

Emergency workers searched through the wreckage of the ADC Airlines plane. The pilot made a quick air return to Lagos, crashed few minutes later into a building, all 153 lives on board lost. The jet own route from the capital city of Abuja to Lagos was just about to land. It was the third deadly passenger plane crash in Nigeria in a little more than a year.

A Boeing MD 83 flown by private local carrier Don airlines witnesses said it was flying and usually low. Required fields are marked *. All on board killed.

So we begin here tonight with ABC's bossy canady the Rick think scene playing out right now in Lagos Nigeria. The crash was the latest in a string of disasters in Nigeria’s skies.

July 11, 1991 – Nigeria Airways DC-8-61 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from system failure killing 261 on board.

Among the passengers was the sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Maccido, the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, who are believed to constitute half of the country’s estimated population of 130 million. Last October, a flight operated by Bellview Airlines, one of the country’s most popular carriers, crashed shortly after taking off from Lagos on its way to Abuja, killing 117 people. Naijalog Copyright © 2009 - 2018 All Rights Reserved, #BBNaija: Kiddwaya reveals plan for Vee, Trikytee, Laycon after show. October 22, 2005 – A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner with 117 people on board crashes and disintegrates in flames shortly after take-off from Lagos.

June 3, 2012, Dana Air Plane  MD-83 with registration number 5N-RAM p on a flight  from Lagos to Abuja with 153 passengers on board when the crew also discovered that the engine had developed fault.

Dozens of high school students on their way home for Christmas from an elite boarding school in Abuja were among the more than 100 people killed in that crash. The rest of the passengers were presumed dead. abcnews.go.com/.../june-2012-plane-crashes-lagos-nigeria-47726056 All but 6 perished in the disaster. Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}. It was the third deadly passenger plane crash in Nigeria in a little more than a year. March 1, 1978 – Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashes in Kano killing 16. I'm in tears wall writing witness. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? “Everyone is in mourning.”. Six people were taken to local hospitals, aviation officials told reporters at the crash site.

Holding up cell phone cameras to record the tragedy the horrific images billowing black smoke scattered fragments of a plane.

November 28, 1983 – Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashes on approach in Enugu killing 53 on board. No casualty. The plane crash site on Sunday. These problems have led to dozens of near-accidents in recent years and a number of embarrassing incidents.

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Despite its vast oil wealth — Nigeria is the world’s ninth-largest producer of crude — its infrastructure is crumbling, and traveling even a few hundred miles by road takes more than a day. Authorities on the ground they're saying no one survived in the hole on the ground given the fact that this plane plowed through apartment buildings and stores it's hard to know tonight. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The deadly crash killed all 153 on board, and caused more ground casualties.

June 24, 1995 – Harka Air Services Tupolev 34 crashes on landing in Lagos killing 16.

With most domestic fares running at least $100 one way in a country where 60 percent of the people live in poverty, the airlines tend to cater to the country’s business and political elite.

76 on board killed, including 72 on the ground bringing it to a total 148 dead.

Last month 10 senior military officials were killed in a military plane crash in Benue State.

The passenger jet was carrying some 150 people.

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