Many Dead From Lagos Airport Plane Crash

// Headline | Many Dead From Lagos Airport Plane Crash
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Many Dead From Lagos Airport Plane Crash

Reports reaching us indicate that a plane crash has occurred at the Lagos airport.

The body of Dr Olusegun Agagu, former Governor of Ondo state, was reportedly being conveyed in the plane by several members of his family when it crashed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The politician died suddenly at his home in Lagos on 13 September. He was due to be laid to rest on 4 October at St Paul's Anglican Church in the district of Iju-Odo.

Continue to scroll down for latest updates

A witness said the crash occurred at the local wing of the airport close to the section were JET-A1, plane fuel, is stored.

Fire service officials were seen evacuating the occupants of the plane.

The spokesman of the Nigeria aviation agencies, Yakubu Datti, asked for more time to get details of the incident.


Update.

11:23 AM - The engine failed on takeoff and it crash-landed and burst into flames. Twenty people were on board,” said Supo Atobatele, spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

NE has learnt that the crash involved a 20-seater  Associated airline jet flying to Akure, Ondo State.
An eye witness said the plane believed to be carrying passengers heading for the burial of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu  crashed on take off.

More Updates

12:00 PM - About 20 passengers on the crashed plane. Most of the passengers who perished in the air crash are believed to be family members of the late governor and officials of Ondo state government.

 The plane was said to have crashed around 9.20am immediately after take-off into the compound of a private firm, around the MMIA access gate.

Spokesman of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Yakubu Datti, speaking with TV station, Al Jazeera, on telephone moments ago said the crashed plane was carrying 20 passengers and was en-route Lagos to Akure. “The engine failed,” he said.

He said it was a propeller aircraft operated by Associated Airline. There are five survivors, he said. He also confirmed that the survivors have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

He added that the Black Box of the aircraft have been recovered and investigation will commence immediately.

He spoke from the crash site.

1:31 PM - A 6th survivor confirmed, doctors battling hard in nearby hospital to save. However 9 bodies have been recovered so far, all confirmed dead.

 
Tagged : Lagos Airport, Trending, Lagos Airport plane crash

Headlines Newsview all

Madam Fester Arodu Mother, Of Murdered Community Leader Cries For Justice

FEW weeks after a community leader, Chief Innocent Arodu, was killed by gunmen, his aged mother, Madam Fester Arodu, has cried out for justice. Arodu, who ... Full story

4 Members Of Ikorodu Bank Robbery Arrested

Four members of the robbery gang, which unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago, have been ... Full story

Kidnap Suspect, Vincent Ibor I Collected N3.5m Reluctantly

A kidnap suspect, Vincent Ibor, said he collected reluctantly the sum of N3.5m after an abduction deal in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State. Ibor, ... Full story

Nollywood Actress Poses Nude For Sexy Pregnancy Shoot (+18)

Nollywood actress and video vixen Dior Chidera Adiele showed off her beautiful baby bump by posing completely nud in a new photo shoot. Quite bold. See ... Full story

Comedian Julius Agwu Survives Brain Surgery In America (PHOTOS)

Apparently not many knew the comedian has been sick in the last few weeks. But the good news is that Julius is now getting better ... Full story

16 Year Old Apprentice, Pours Hot Water On Colleague In Lagos

A 16-year-old seamstress apprentice, Cecilia Ukpa, has been arrested by the police for pouring hot water on her colleague over a disagreement. Ukpa and the victim, ... Full story

Ghastly Accident On A Bridge Before Benin (Graphic Images)

According to eye witnesses, this fatal accident happened on the bridge on the Benin-Lagos Bypass. It was caused by a white Mark head trailer who ... Full story

Kidnapped Wife Of Ex-Bayelsa Governor Freed

Martha Binabo, the kidnapped wife of the former acting governor of Bayelsa, Nestor Binabo, has been released. Ms. Binabo, abducted on June 29, was freed on ... Full story

Reasons For Inviting Ike Ekweremadu, Others For Questioning - Nigerian Police Force

The Nigerian Police Force has given reasons for inviting the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to its headquarters for questioning. The police explained on ... Full story

IG Summons Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Over Alleged Forgery

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has summoned the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of the Senate Rules. The PDP ...

I Will Accept My Runaway Husband If He Comes Back - Ruth Uche

The odds of giving birth to twins 3 times is very slim, but Ruth Uche managed to do it. Ruth Uche's husband fled home when he ...

Comment on: Many Dead From Lagos Airport Plane Crash

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Super Eagels Star, Emenike Denies Converting To Islam

Responding to viral reports that he had converted to Islam, Nigerian international football player, Emmanuel Emenike, shared the above image on social media and captioned: “I ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Nigeria

The fuel crisis situation in the country got worse through the weekend as the scarcity continued unabated in Lagos Abuja, Nasarawa and environs. This is happening ...

Yomi Black And Wife Welcome Baby Boy (Photos)

Aww it’s a season of welcoming babies in the entertainment industry. Just after Karen Igho put to bed yesterday, ace photographer Yomi Black and wife, ...

Checkout What, YQ Uses To Stimulate Himself Before Performing

Nigerian singer, YQ is currently in Barcelona, Spain where he had gone to perform after moving from Stuttgart, Germany some days back. The singer before mounting ...

Secret Behind Liz Benson's Wowing Costumes In Recent Movies

The return of Nollywood’s veteran actress, Liz Benson-Ameye has attracted a resounding attention to the make-believe industry, especially from the quarters of her comatose fan ...

My Business Is My Business, It Is Not A Family Business - Shina Peller

Popular Lagos night club owner, Shina Peller, son of world famous magician, Prof. Peller, has stated that he decided not to pursue career in magic ...

I Was Never Tied To Any Record Label - Mercy Chinwo

Majorly in Nigeria, there are two strong telecom competitors who have gained wide audience through their yearly reality shows which has always been discovering new ...

Chioma Akpotha Angrily Beat Up A Student In Enugu

Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, who has been a darling in the make-belief world, has suddenly created a scene by beating up a student who offended ...

We are Brilliant in my Family…Yvonne Okoro Boasts

Recently, Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro, was so elated as her younger sister, Roseline, recently graduated with a master degree in oil and gas. Roseline graduated from ...

Nigerians Need To Pray And Act Against Immorality - Okey Bakassi

To some, it may be described as the end time while to many it will be an avenue called for various prayers at all sectors ...