Aviation

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Nov 1st, 2013
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BREAKING NEWS! From the horse’s mouth: I did not ask anyone to buy Armoured cars for me—Aviation Minister Stella Oduah The probe to get to the root of the purchase of the BMW by Minister of Aviation is currently ongoing by the House Committee on Aviation. The Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah apologized to ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 20th, 2012
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Confusion hit hundreds of intending passengers at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Thursday after a mid-day fire erupted at a section of the building. The inferno, which caused a thick cloud of smoke to invade the terminal building, forced air travellers and airport o...
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 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 4th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday spared a thought for the nation’s aviation industry over Sunday’s air crash in Agege area of Lagos, saying the incident was a tragic one for the industry. The Nigeria’s President wiping a tear after he arrived to inspect the site of the plane crash in Lagos...
By benim
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Oct 3rd, 2011
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Fourteen parachutists were injured during a mass jump at an airshow at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on Saturday, the SA National Defence Force said. “It was a freak accident and we don’t know what caused it,” spokesman Colonel Petrus Motlhabane said in a statement. He said four of ...
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 13th, 2011
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A strike over pay by Air Algerie cabin crew severely disrupted traffic at Algiers international airport Tuesday and left hundreds of passengers stranded in French airports. Algerian state radio quoted the airline’s chief, Mohamed Salah Boultif, as saying that the strike, which began on Monday, ...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 14th, 2011
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BEIRUT: The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed shortly after takeoff from Beirut in January last year received several cockpit warnings that disaster was imminent, according to an investigative report probing the disaster, made public over the weekend. The Transport and Public Works ...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 10th, 2011
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Iran has begun investigating a passenger plane crash in the north-west of the country that killed at least 77 people. The IranAir Boeing 727, carrying 105 passengers and crew, was traveling from Tehran to Orumiyeh, the capital of West Azerbaijan province and tried to land after announcing a technical...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 9th, 2011
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TEHRAN, Iran – An IranAir passenger jet crashed Sunday in the country’s northwest, breaking the aircraft into several pieces. Around half of the 95 people on board survived with light injuries, but heavy snow hampered rescue efforts, Iranian media reported. The Boeing-727 operated by Iran...