This Day (Lagos)

3 October 2013

Nigeria: Lagos Plane Crash - 17 Dead, 5 Injured, Agagu's Son On Board - Update (11:50am)

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More than a dozen people died in a Lagos plane crash.

LIVE UPDATE 3

Lagos Plane Crash: Agagu's Corpse Confirmed on Board

The corpse of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, who died recently was on board the Associated Airlines plane that crashed in LagosThursday.

On board the ill-fated aircraft were also Agagu's only son, Feyi, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Deji Falae and a staff in the Protocol Department of the Governor's office, Mr Layi Daji.

Also on board were Mr Tunji Okusanja Jr and his father, Tunji Okusanja. However, while Okusanja senior is said to have sustained injuries and unconscious, his son is believed to have been among those that died. The Okusanja family owns the MIC Caskets, a popular funeral undertakers in Lagos Island.

An employee of MIC Caskets, identified as Chijioke, was also among those that died in the crash.

As at the time of filing this report, Agagu's corpse had been taken to the Nigerian Airforce base.

Details to follow

LIVE UPDATE 2

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Thursday confirmed that 22 passengers were on board the Associated Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos.

FAAN's spokesman, Mr Yakubu Datti told THISDAY that 17 of the passengers were confirmed dead, while five passengers sustained injuries.

It was also gathered that the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu's only son, Seyi, was on board the crashed plane.

But it could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report if Feyi was among the survivors of the plane crash.

Details to follow

LIVE UPDATE 1

Lagos Plane Crash: 10 Confirmed Dead, 5 Injured - Updates (11:30am)

Ten passengers have been confirmed dead in the Associated Airline plane that crashed in Lagos Thursday. Five passengers in the 20-seater plane were also said to have sustained injuries.

The bodies and the injured passengers were said to have been taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

The airline is expected to release the names of the passengers soon.

Details to follow..

Associated Airlines Plane Crashes at MMA2 (10:30am)

An aircraft belonging to Associated Airline has crashed at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport (MMA2) in Lagos.

The plane said to have been carrying 20 passengers to Akure from Lagos Thursday morning, crashed immediately after take off on the joint users fuel hydrant, which supplies aviation fuel to airline operators.

It has been difficult to ascertain the number of casualties, but eyewitnesses informed THISDAY that when the plane crashed it was engulfed in fire and that nobody may have survived the crash.

It also believed that most of the passengers on board were on their way to burial of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu.

More to follow...

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