5 Aircraft Crashes that Shook Nigeria
Nigerian has recorded several aircraft crashes, and most recent the crashing of a Nigeria airforce Jet that claimed the lives of 7 persons,
Meanwhile, some air accidents have left the country with deep scars.
About 50 years ago On November 20, 1969, 87 people lives were lost in a Vickers VC-10 on a trip from London to Lagos the Airplane crashed and caught fire in Lagos, Nigeria.
Just 4 years later January 22, 1973, a Boeing 707 chartered by Nigeria Airways to fly Muslim pilgrims back from Jeddah to Lagos(Nigeria) crashed in Kano killing 176 persons on board save just 2 crew members and 23 travellers
On May 4, 2002, 72 people lost thier lives after a BAC One-Eleven jet on a flight bound from Jos to Lagos via Kano, crashed moments after take-off from Kano airport shearing a two story concrete and dividing a mosque asunder on reaching the ground
On October 22, 2005, another Boeing aircraft this time a 737 operated by Bellview Airline The aircraft crashed at Lisa Village, Ogun State, killing all 117 persons on board
The craft was bound from Lagos to Abuja on a domestic flight bad weather was the culprit for the crash.
On June 3, 2012, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 passenger plane operated by Dana aircraft crashed into a residential area killing all 153 persons on board, six victims were found inside the buildings that were hit by the plane.
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