Engines failed before Nigerian plane crash

Engines failed before Nigerian plane crash

Lagos : Nigeria | Jun 05, 2012 at 3:00 AM PDT
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More than 150 killed in Nigeria plane crash Lagos Dana Air boeing MD-83

The Nigerian authorities announced that the two engines of the plane that crashed on Sunday in their economic capital Lagos, killing all 153 people on board, experienced failures before the fall, and promised improvements in aviation safety, announced today .

The crew of "sent a mayday because both engines failed," he told AFP the president's civil aviation agency, Herold Demurem without informing the causes of the crash.

The Boeing MD83, the Nigerian company Dana Air, did the Lagos-Abuja flight when it crashed on Sunday in a district near the international airport in Lagos. All people aboard died and the number of victims living site has not yet been determined.

Rescuers continue with the work of removing the bodies of victims from the wreckage.Relatives of victims waiting at the entrance of the morgue of a hospital in Lagos recognition of bodies.According to an official, arrived more than a hundred corpses to the morgue since Sunday night.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised Monday during a visit to the crash site, take steps to improve air safety."We worked hard to improve aviation in this country," said Jonathan. "This incident is a serious setback for us," he added, noting that will do everything possible so that this type of accident "is not repeated in the country."

Since 1992, the year that a Nigerian military transport plane crashed near Lagos killing 158 people, the country suffered six major air disasters that left between 100 and 150 deaths at a time.The plane crashed on Sunday carrying 147 passengers and six crew, the spokesman of the company. The pilot was an American and co - Indian driver, said Harold Demuren .

At least one black - box of the aircraft was found and sent to the police.According to the Ministry of Aviation, the aircraft noted a problem when I was 11 nautical miles from the airport. It disappeared from radar screens one minute after releasing this alert at 15:30 local, the ministry said in a statement.

The most populous country in Africa began a three-day mourning decreed by President Jonathan Sunday.

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The wreckage of a plane burns in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos
The wreckage of a plane burns in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos
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