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Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah yesterday said the Federal Government will institute an investigation into the cause of the crash. She said rescue were ongoing to unravel the cause of the crash.

The minister who spoke at a news conference at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters said: “Today( Sunday , June 3, 2012), at 3.43 pm local time , DANA Air  flight 0992 from Abuja to Lagos declared an emergency with the Lagos Control Tower at eleven nautical miles to Murtala Muhammed Airport( MMA).

Princess Stella Oduah

“A minute later, the aircraft disappeared from the air traffic  control radar. The flight was found to have crashed into a residential building at Iju area of Agege with 153 people on board. The police, National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA), rescue teams from the airport, Lagos State , Ogun State and other agencies were at the crash site within minutes, At this time, no survivor have been found.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the passengers and the people on the ground who lost their lives in this tragedy.

“The Federal Government will ensure that this incident is thoroughly investigated to determine the exact cause of the accident in order to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.”

“Recall that a Nigeria registered cargo aircraft belonging to Allied Air crashed in Accra, Ghana on Saturday killing ten people in a mini bus near a hotel and Ghana Ministry of Defense near the Kotoka International Airport.

 

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