Nigeria: 14 killed as plane nosedives in Lagos

Lagos: A chartered airplane nosedived into the ground and burst into flames meters from tanks of aviation fuel today, killing 14 people, Nigerian officials said.  Six survivors have been rushed to the hospital, two in
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India TV News Desk October 03, 2013 21:12 IST
Lagos: A chartered airplane nosedived into the ground and burst into flames meters from tanks of aviation fuel today, killing 14 people, Nigerian officials said.  





Six survivors have been rushed to the hospital, two in critical condition, Joe Obi, spokesman for Nigeria's Aviation Ministry, told The Associated Press.  

He said the aircraft was carrying 20 people, 3 passengers and seven crew members.  

Federal Aviation Agency spokesman Yakubu Dati said the Brazilian-made turboprop Embraer-120 crashed at 9:20 am (1350 IST) shortly after taking off from Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

 
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