Skooter reporting 06/04/12
All 153 people on board a passenger plane crashed in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday were presumed dead. An undetermined number of others on the ground were also believed killed.
The Dana Air flight a Boeing MD83 plane which took off from Abuja to Lagos crashed in a thickly -populated area of Lagos, resulting to several house fires, reports said. On board were 147 passengers and six crew members, a spokesman for the airline told AFP. The cause of the crash was not determined yet, but the cockpit recorder or black box had been located and handed over to police, an aviation official said.
The plane's pilots was able to contact the Lagos control tower just before the crash and reported having engine trouble, a military official said. It was feared that a number of people were killed or injured on the ground, but no figures were immediately reported.
According to witnesses on the ground they believe it may have hit a power line before it crashed into the building and burst into flames.