Aviation accidents and incidents

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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One of the sad characteristics of the leaders and governments in Nigeria is that they never learn from tragedies. This is why preventable tragedies such as the recent Augusta 109 Helicopter crash reoccur frequently, often with greater intensity and costs. Therefore, to minimize the likelihood of re-o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 9th, 2012
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By Leke Alder, This Day opinion A few weeks ago, one of the better-known airlines in the country turned back its passenger plane to take-off point because of a technical glitch in midair. It was travelling from Lagos to Abuja. The week before that incident, the same airline disembarked passengers aft...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 7th, 2012
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I received with a very rude shock, the news of the lifting of the suspension of the operating license of the Dana airline by the federal government of Nigeria. I lost my wife Nancy Echendu Ibe, my 11 year old daughter Jennifer Uzoma Ibe and my in-laws’ wife Maria Okwulehie in the ill-fated Dana fligh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2012
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In response to the crash of Dana Air flight 992, which killed 153 people on board and more on the ground last week in Lagos, the Nigerian government has assembled a nine-person panel to investigate the technical, legal and financial operations of the country’s airline industry. Before the Dana ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2012
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Just two days into the week and Nigeria is facing its third disaster. It started Sunday morning with yet another Boko Haram suicide bomb attack against a church. The numbers killed varies between 12 and 15 and many more injured at the Living Faith Church in Bauchi. [ BellaNaija - http://bit.ly/L8tDWl...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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As Nigerians are dropping dead from air crashes, the roads are claiming more daily due to badly built transportation networks, badly maintained and ill fitted transportation vehicles and motor cycles. They say when it rains, it pours. Nigeria is rained on and it is pouring heavily. Daily strings of b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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By John Oyuke Air travel is essential to the African economies, but to exploit aviation’s full potential it must be safe. That is why aviation safety in the continent continues to cause grave concern for all the stakeholders involved in the industry with two weekend crashes in Nigeria and Ghana. Jomo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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As Dana Air’s woes continue to mount over its plane that crashed on Sunday in Lagos, its senior managers of Indian nationality have reportedly fled the country as Nigerian aviation officials investigate the cause of the crash. LEADERSHIP gathered that the managers hurriedly fled because of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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  A plane crash in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos is likely to have killed six people in the building that the airliner struck, bringing the toll from Nigeria’s worst airline disaster for two decades to 159, the Lagos state government said on Wednesday. The privately owned Dan...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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The day after one of Nigeria’s worst air crashes, workmen at the site of this crowded residential area of Lagos have been busy pulling out the charred debris. Huge cranes have moved in to shift the scattered, twisted pieces of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 plane where buildings once stood. People...