Thursday, October 3, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Eight People Confirmed Dead In Lagos Plane Crash (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At least eight people died when a plane carrying 27 people and conveying the body of the former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu, crashed this morning around 9.20 am at the Murtala Muhammed a minute after take-off.
An Associated Airline jet with seven crew and 20 passengers flying to Akure, Ondo was carrying passengers heading for the burial of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu, a spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency said.
According to some, reports, the jet was also conveying the body of Agagu who perished a week ago.
Some 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 nose-dived from into a building in the area less than a minute after take-off. Aviation Ministry spokesman, Joe Obi, said: 
"The plane couldn't lift properly so it just came down. "Some persons are being rushed to hospital. A few dead bodies have been recovered, but there are survivors." See more photos....
Supo Atobatele, spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) added that the engine of the jet had failed on takeoff and it "crash-landed and burst into flames." 
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.
"There's a lot of smoke coming from the runway, but we can't get access to it. There are fire-fighters rushing to the scene," Rasaki Rhakod, who runs a car service around the airport said.

The video below was obtained through a Skype interview with Channels TV reporter at the crash site.

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