Immediately after takeoff from runway 22, the Boeing 737 entered into a headwind -shift to-tailwind windshear, which significantly affected the aerodynamic performance of the airplane. With most domestic fares running at least $100 one-way in a country where 60 percent of the people live in poverty, the airlines tend to cater to the country’s business and political elite. July 11, 1991 – Nigeria Airways DC-8-61 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from system failure killing 261 on board. The cause of the Dana Air crash in Lagos remained unknown Sunday night, as firefighters and police struggled to put out the flames around the wreckage of the Boeing MD83 aircraft. The crash was the latest in a string of disasters in Nigeria’s skies. Fire trucks, from the very few that are stationed in Lagos state with a population of 17.5 million, couldn't carry enough water. All 163 army soldiers, relatives and crew members on board were killed. As a result of the high pitch attitude, the airflow into the engines was disrupted causing the both engines to experience a compressor stall. [6], ADC Airlines Flight 53 departed Lagos (LOS) on a scheduled domestic flight to Sokoto (SKO) with an intermediate stop at Abuja (ABV). Officials at the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria could not be reached for comment by the AP. On Saturday night, a Nigerian Boeing 727 cargo airliner crashed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, slamming into a bus and killing 10 people. Your email address will not be published. and burst into flames in a wooded area, near the eastern Hungarian…. The plane was headed to Sokoto, the capital of a state near Nigeria’s northern border. an in-flight emergency for a No. Yushua Shuaib, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, adds that rescuers were struggling to stop the fire from spreading in the densely packed area. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Despite its vast oil wealth — Nigeria is the world’s sixth-largest oil exporter — its infrastructure is crumbling, and traveling even a few hundred miles by road takes more than a day. The Pilot-not-flying responded to the windshear by calling for the Pilot Flying to pull up. Flight control inputs by the crew resulted in an aerodynamic stall, altitude loss, and subsequent ground impact. into a building. Investigators examined the wreckage and the crash site. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. September 26, 1992 – Nigerian Air Force A C-130 plane crashes minutes after take-off from Lagos. Investigators also stated several contributing factors: * The use of inappropriate equipment for windshear recovery procedure during simulator recurrency. Kano and Lagos Area Controls were requested to contact Flight 53, but there was no response from the aircraft. It was due for another check on 27 January 2007. It is the direct cause for the change of the minister of aviation and the complete change to its aviation sector. Jonathan "prays that God Almighty will grant the families of the victims of the plane crash the courage and fortitude to bear their irreparable loss," a statement from his office read. Firefighters and local residents were seen carrying the corpse of a man from one building, its walls still crumbling and flames shooting from its roof more than an hour after the crash. The group had been in the capital attending a government meeting on education, Mr. Shehu said. southern coast when the accident occurred. The passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria… These 'explosion' was called as a rapid intensification. Last month 10 senior military officials were killed in a military plane crash in Benue State. The Nigerian AIB finally concluded that the cause of the crash was due to pilot error, as stated: The pilot's decision to take-off in known adverse weather conditions and failure to execute the proper windshear recovery procedure resulted in operating the aircraft outside the safe flight regime, causing the aircraft to stall very close to the ground from which recovery was not possible. SPECIAL OFFER: Unlimited Web Hosting at $1 per month REGISTER. Oct. 30, 2006; DAKAR, Senegal, Oct. 29 — A commercial airliner with 104 passengers and crew members on … The area is highly populated. One cabin crew member, aft seated, survived along with eight other passengers as the structure in their immediate environment remained substantially intact. This was the first major plane crash in Nigeria after independence. "It is unlikely anyone onboard the plane survived, unless there is a miracle," says Oketunbi. It turned back…, A small LET-410 twin-engine plane belonging to the local Team Airline crashed in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro state Shuaib says many residents had been trapped in their homes by the fire or the collapse of their building. Investigators have begun looking for the cause. The aircraft impacted the ground with a high nose up position and an extreme left bank. June 11, 2012. 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Relatives unable to reach family members by phone rushed to the crash site, fearing the worst. The plane tore through roofs, sheared a mango tree and rammed into a woodworking studio, a printing press and at least two large apartment buildings in the neighbourhood before stopping. The flight's pilots radioed to the Lagos control tower just before the crash, saying the plane had engine trouble, a military official said. [4], The plane was heading for the northern state of Sokoto. It was the third deadly passenger plane crash in Nigeria in a little more than a year.