Sunday, June 3, 2012

Plane Crash Nigeria: No Survivors of the 153 People on Board



A passenger plane has crashed into buildings in a densly-populated area of Nigeria's largest city, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground.

The president, Goodluck Jonathan, has declared three days of national mourning following the tragedy in Lagos - the country's worst air disaster for nearly two decades.

The Dana Air flight was flying from the capital Abuja to Lagos, according to civil aviation chief, Harold Denuren. He said rescue workers have not found any survivors.

The aircraft smashed through a furniture shop and then into residential buildings next to the store near Lagos airport.

The cause is not yet known - but a military official has said the pilots reported engine trouble shortly before the crash. Read More