Photos -More than 140 Passengers on plane crashes into building in Lagos, Nigeria

Photos -More than 140 Passengers on plane crashes into building in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos : Nigeria | Jun 03, 2012 at 12:25 PM PDT
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Nigeria: All 153 onboard feared killed as plane crashes into building

Tragedy crash to a passenger plane belong to Dana Airlines carrying between 140 and 150 people were aboard jet crashed into a two-storey building in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, on Sunday June 3

Officials said that, The Nigerian Red Cross and Firefighters arrived to place of plane crash to search for survivors could be seen in the rubble, AP reported

Harold Denuren, Nigeria's director of aviation said that "I don't believe there are any survivors,"

According to USAToday website,.Praise Richard said he was watching a film when he heard a loud explosion that sounded like a bomb. He rushed outside and saw massive smoke and flames rising from the crash site.

He said the plane crashed about 3:45 p.m. local time. "I don't think there will be any survivors," he said. "It would take a miracle."

The plane was traveling from to Abuja, the capital, to Lagos when it crash down about 3:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET), according to the head of Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority Harold Denuren.

Associated Press reporter reported that at least three buildings were damaged; one of this building church and large smoke plumes could be seen across the city and the burning bodies from plane crash.

The Nigerian government said it now had full radar coverage of the entire country. However, the state-run electricity company is in tatters and state power and diesel generators sometimes both fail at airports, making radar screens go blank. According to Guardian

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153 passengers feared killed as plane crashes in Nigeria
Falconcrest is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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