Thursday, October 3, 2013

UPDATE: Nine Bodies Recovered, Six Survivors Confirmed In Lagos Plane Crash

LAGOS(AFP) – Nine bodies have been recovered  so far from the  charter plane which crashed  shortly after takeoff in Lagos on Thursday, and six survivors confirmed.
The plane was said to have crashed landed shortly after it suffered an engine failure near an airport fuel depot and killing at least nine people, officials said.
The Associated Airlines charter flight took off at about 9:30 am (0830 GMT) from the domestic terminal at Lagos’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
“It was going to Akure (in the southwest). The engine failed on takeoff and it crash-landed and burst into flames,” said Supo Atobatele, spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
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