List Of Plane Crashes In Nigeria Since 1973
6/9/2012 2:45:34 AM -
Though air transportation is seen as the fastest and safest of the three forms of transportation; Water, Land and air, but it is not short of its disasters.
Just as the two other forms of transportation have their own accidents, so does air transportation.
The Dana air crash on Sunday, June 3 will for long be in the memory of victim's family. 153 on-board passengers died in the air disaster while about 10 people reportedly died at the crash site.
Here is the of plane crashes in Nigeria since 1973. We only hope that such occurrences do not happen again in our dear country. Amen
January 22, 1973 - Royal Jordanian Airlines flight 707 carrying 171 Nigerian Muslims returning from Mecca and 5 crewmen died in crash in Kano, Nigeria.
March 1, 1978 - Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashes in Kano killing 16.
June 24, 1995 - Harka Air Services Tupolev 34 crashes on landing in Lagos killing 16.
November 13, 1995 - Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9 crashes on landing in Kaduna killing 9.
November 7, 1996 - A Nigerian ADC (Aviation Development Corporation) Airline Boeing 727-231 flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos with 142 passengers and 9 crew members crashed on landing, plunging into a lagoon with all on board killed.
May 4, 2002 - Nigerian EAS Airlines' BAC 1-11-500 with 105 people on board crashed and burst into flames in a poor, densely populated suburb of Kano. 76 on board killed, including 72 on the ground bringing it to a total 148 dead.
October 22, 2005 - A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner with 117 people on board crashes and disintegrates in flames shortly after take-off from Lagos. All on board killed.
December 10, 2005 - A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 crashes in Port Harcourt, killing all 103 on board. Most on board were school children going home for Christmas.
September. 17, 2006 - A Nigerian 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crew members crashed leaving only three survivors that sustained serious injuries.
June 3, 2012 - A Dana Airlines Flight 9J 992 carrying 153 passengers on board crashed at a residential area of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos. No one survived the crash.
May the souls of these people continue to rest in peace. Amen