Timeline of plane crashes in Nigeria

January 22, 1973 – Royal Jordanian Airlines flight 707 carrying 171 Nigerian Muslims returning from Mecca and five crewmen died in a crash in Kano, Nigeria.

March 1, 1978 – Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashed in Kano killing 16.

June 24, 1995 – Harka Air Services Tupolev 34 crashed on landing in Lagos killing 16.

November 13, 1995 – Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9 crashed on landing in Kaduna killing 9.

November 7, 1996 – A Nigerian ADC (Aviation Development Corporation) Airline Boeing 727-231 flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos with 142 passengers and nine crew members crashed on landing, plunging into a lagoon with all on board killed.

May 4, 2002 – Nigerian EAS Airlines’ BAC 1-11-500 with 105 people on board crashed and burst into flames in a poor, densely populated suburb of Kano. 76 on board killed, including 72 on the ground bringing it to a total 148 dead.

October 22, 2005 – A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner with 117 people on board crashed and disintegrated in flames shortly after take-off from Lagos. All on board killed.

December 10, 2005 – A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 crashed in Port Harcourt, killing all 103 on board. Most on board were school children going home for Christmas.

September. 17, 2006 – A Nigerian 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crew members crashed leaving only three survivors that sustained serious injuries.

June 3, 2012 – A Dana Airlines Flight 9J 992 carrying 153 passengers on board crashed at a residential area of Iju-Ishaga, Lagos. No one survived the crash.

However, between 2007 and 2011, Nigeria did not record any major plane crash for five years. except for the charter aircraft, Beechcraft 1900D, which disappeared on March 15, 2008 on its way from Lagos. The wreckage of the plane was discovered six months later with the corpses of the three persons on board.

Source: Punch News 

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