Tuesday, June 5, 2012
History of Airplane Crashes In Nigeria
November 20, 1969 The first plane crash in Nigeria occurred. Government-owned DC-10 aircraft from London crash-landed in Lagos killing and all 87 passengers and crew on board.
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 F28-1000 a Nigeria Airways aircraft crashed in Kano killing 16 people.
November 28, 1983 Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashes on approach in Enugu killing 53 on board.
December 3, 1988, Nigeria Airways Forker-28 crashed in Enugu, killing 103 passengers while in December 1988,a Skypower Brandeironte aircraft overshot Ilorin Airport runway and killing all passengers on board.
February 24, 1991 British Helicopter crashes in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, killing all nine people on board.
May 21, 1991 An Okada Air Bac-11 also crashed in Sokoto on killing three people.
July 11, 1991 Nigeria Airways DC-8-61 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from system failure killing all 261 on board.
June 26, 1991 Cessna Citation 550 of Ashaka Cement, Hombe, crashed killing all on board.
September 26, 1992 Nigerian Air Force A C-130 plane crashes minutes after take-off from Lagos killing all 200 on board amongst who were 157 military officers.
June 24, 1995 Harka Air Services Tupolev 34 crash-landed in Lagos killing 16.
November 13, 1995 Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9 crash-landed in Kaduna killing 9.
17 January 1996 Ibrahim Abacha, first son of then Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, and 13 others were killed in a plane crash .
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.
January 31, 1997 SkyPower Express Airways Embraer 110PIA crashes on landing in Yola killing 5.
September 12, 1997 A NAF Dornier 228-212 in Nguru, Borno State ran into a ditch during the take off, none of the 10 people died.
January 5, 2000 SkyPower Express Airways Bandeirante 110P1A crashes on landing in Abuja killing 17.
October 26, 2000 A Dornier aircraft plunged into a thick bush in the Niger Delta, the 6 occupants sustained injuries.
May 4, 2002 Nigerian EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 plane from the Kano airport en route to Lagos carrying at least 76 people crashed and burst into flames into buildings in a poor, densely populated suburb of Kano. The 76 on board were killed, including 72 on the ground bringing it to a total 148 dead.
March 20, 2003, 100 people on board an ADC Boeing 737 from Calabar Airport which skidded off the runway escaped death.
December 29, 2004 A Boeing 727 of Chanchangi Airlines and A Kenya Airlines aircraft crashed- landed at the Muritala Mohammed Airport (MMA) on same day with the later attributed to gear fault.
July 26, 2004 A Pan African Airlines’ helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in Escravos, Delta State killing 4 people on board.
January 28, 2005 Nigeria Air Force fighter plane crashed into a farmland in Yar Kanya, Kano State.
February 25, 2005 ADC’s B73 aircraft had its tyre burnt while landing at Yola airport.
March 27, 2005 A Boeing 737 of Bellview airlines had one of its engines caught fire.
June 12, 2005 A Boeing 727-200 aircraft belonging to the domestic Chachangi Airlines overshot the runway at Muritala Muhammed airport in Lagos, while yet another overshot the runway at the Jos Airport the day before.
June 24, 2005 A Russian aircraft belonging to Harka Air crashed on landing at the Muritala Muhammed airport(MMA). All the people on board died.
July 6, 2005 Air France A330 plane crashed into a herd of cattle at Port Harcourt airport sustaining serious damage and killing many of the cows. The airport had no perimeter fence and herdsmen usually take their cattle across the tarmac, sometimes abandoning them there.
July 13, 2005 A Ugandan-registered cargo aircraft, belonging to Almiron Aviation, overshot the runway at Murtala Muhammed airport. There were no casualties.
July 23, 2005 A Lufthansa aircraft crashed on landing at Lagos airport and was badly damaged with no life was lost.
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 killing everyone on board were killed.
December 10, 2005 A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 crashes in Port Harcourt, killing all 103 on board. Among those killed were 62 pupils of the Loyola Jesuit School Abuja, who were returning to Port Harcourt for the Christmas holiday. Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, Lagos based preacher also died in the crash.
September. 17, 2006 A Nigerian 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane with registration number 228-212, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crew members crashed leaving only three survivors that sustained serious injuries. The plane crashed in Oko village in Vandeikya local government area of Benue State, northern part of Nigeria at about 10:30 a.m local time.
October 29, 2006 A Nigerian ADC( Aviation Development Corporation ) Airline Boeing 737 with 104 on board crashes minutes after take-off from Abuja's airport during a rain storm. All but 6 perished in the disaster. The spiritual leader of Nigerias Sunni Muslims, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido was among the dead.
August 2, 2007 Bristow-owned helicopter crashed inside ExxonMobil facility in Port Harcourt.
March 15, 2008 Beechcraft 1900D plane marked 5N-JAH, belonging to Wing Aviation crashed in the mountainous forest of Busi in Cross River State on its way to Obudu airstrip. The wreckage was not found until 6 months after the disappearance of the aircraft. All 4 man crew on board died.
March 14, 2012: A Helicopter belonging to the Joint Task Force (JTF) crashes in Kabong, Jos, Plateau State killing all members onboard including 4 senior Police officers.
June 3, 2012 Dana Air flight carrying 153 passengers from Abuja en-route Lagos crashed into residential buildings in Iju, near Lagos killing everyone on board and 40 others on ground. Among those confirmed in the ill fated Dana Air flight was Mr Levi Ajeonuma of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC).