Aircraft Crashes in Lagos Residential Area


At least 180 people are feared dead after a commercial aircraft crashed into a Lagos residential area on Sunday. Although one report suggested a young girl survived the crash, this was not confirmed.

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    Leadership, 4 June 2012

    Onyeka Anyene; Harry Lawal; Mamuna Anyene; Berkisum Yindadi; Ebuka Enuma; Oluchi Onyeyiri; Sunday Enuma; George Moses; Ogechi Njoku; Noah Anyene; Kamsiyonna Anyene; Stamford ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dana Plane Crash Unfortunate - Governor Wada

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    The Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, has described as unfortunate yesterday's air crash involving a Dana airliner with about 157 passengers on board. read more »

  • Nigeria:  More than 30 Residents Killed as Plane Crashed

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    It had less than three minutes to make it to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, but the Dana Airline flight from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, with ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Weekend of Disaster in Nigeria

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  • Nigeria:  We Heard the Explosion and Thought Boko Haram Has Finally Hit Lagos

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    It was a black and bloody Sunday at the Iju area of Lagos State yesterday as a 152-passenger Dana Aircraft lost control and nosedived to the ground, exploding on residential ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  How the Plane Crashed - Witnesses

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    A witness yesterday said before the DANA airplane nosedived and crashed, it hovered in the sky for several minutes. It eventually crash-landed at about 3:45pm. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Plane Crash Creates Confusion At Lagos Airport

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  • Nigeria:  Dana Air Crash - Govs, Senators, Ministers, Others Lament

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  • Nigeria:  Fashola Expresses Shock, Condoles With Victims' Families

    Daily Trust, 4 June 2012

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has condoled with the families of victims of yesterday's air crash involving a DANA Airplane with 153 passengers on board at the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senate Committee Chairman Calls for Probe of Dana Crash

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  • Nigeria:  Death Toll Unknown as Plane Crashes Into Suburb

    This Day, 3 June 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Young Girl Survives Air Crash, Say Eyewitnesses

    Daily Trust, 3 June 2012

    Eyewitnesses have told Daily Trust that a young girl was pulled out of the wreckage of the Dana aircraft that crashed in Lagos alive. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Aircraft Crashes Into Lagos Suburb

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    A commercial aircraft belonging to Dana Air has crashed in Lagos. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Plane Crashes in Lagos - Aviation Minister Reacts

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    Aviation minister, Princess Stella Oodua says she is saddened by the Dana air plane crash in Lagos, Sunday, in which 153 passengers plus cabin crew were feared dead. read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Survivors in Lagos Air Crash

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    A passengers aircraft belonging to Dana Air has crash-landed in Lagos. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kwara Gov Prays for Victims of Plane Crash, Bomb Blast

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    The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has described Sunday's twin tragedy of a commercial flight crash in Lagos State and the Church bomb blast in Bauchi as unfortunate ... read more »

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Residents of a Lagos suburb help firefighters extinguish the flames after a plane crashed into a building.

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