Plane Crash in Lagos Nigeria, 153 people on-board Dead

Plane Crash in Lagos Nigeria, 153 people on-board Dead

Lagos : Nigeria | Jun 03, 2012 at 10:36 AM PDT
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Plane Crash in Lagos Nigeria, 153 people on-boards

A passenger plane has crashed into a two -storey building in Nigeria's densely populated Lagos city.

Local media put the toll at 153, with deaths both among passengers and on the ground.

Femi Oke-Osanyinpolu, Lagos state emergency state manager, said on Sunday that casualty numbers are unknown.

Harold Denuren, head of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, told reporters the plane was heading from Lagos to Abuja in Nigeria with 153 passengers.

"I don't believe there are any survivors," Denuren said.

The aircraft was report to be arriving from Abuja on a local flight when it crashed into a powerline in the area. And not less than three affected buildings have gutted by fire following the crash.

Updates on 04/04 2012.

The American pilot of the passenger jet that crashed in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday has reported engine trouble shortly before the crash, airline officials said.

The Dana Air flight from Abuja to Lagos was in its final approach to Muritala Muhammed International Airport when the pilot radioed the control tower to declare an emergency, according an airline official. All 153 people on board, including six crew members, and at least 10 on the ground were killed when the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 slammed into a two-story residential building in Lagos, officials said.

At least 80 bodies have been recovered from the still-smoldering wreckage, authorities said Monday. They are still searching for the flight data recorder ''Black Box.''

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It was a Dana (airline) flight out of (the capital) Abuja to Lagos with about 153 people on board that crash on Sunday.
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