UPDATE 6 – June 6, 2012 – 11:00 AM EDT:
The death toll has now risen to 193 as Nigerian authorities say 40 people have perished on the ground.
UPDATE 5 – June 4, 2012 – 11:20 AM EDT:
The latest reports from Lagos, Nigeria are saying at least 10 people on the ground have died as a result of the crash.
UPDATE 4 – June 3, 2012 – 6:03 PM EDT:
There have been conflicting reports as to where the plane was flying from originally. Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority has now said the MD-83 was flying from Abuja to Lagos.
UPDATE 3 – June 3, 2012 – 2:27 PM EDT:
Below are new pictures and video…
UPDATE 2 – June 3, 2012 – 2:02 PM EDT:
The Latest: The plane was flying from Lagos to Abuja, which is the capital of Nigeria, when the pilot said he needed to return to Lagos shortly after takeoff.
The MD-83 aircraft went down at approximately 3:30 PM local time…10:30 AM EDT.
Reports also say the plane was full of fuel so on impact there was an enormous explosion and fireball.
We are not certain if the plane struck an apartment building but it did strike a structure and split in two. All the passengers on board were likely killed instantly.
UPDATE – June 3, 2012 – 1:51 PM EDT:
Nigeria’s aviation ministry said Sunday that 147 people were aboard a Dana Airlines passenger jet that crashed into a two-story building in Lagos, the country’s largest city. “I don’t believe there are any survivors,” said Harold Denuren, Nigeria’s director of aviation.
Initial reports said there were 153 passengers on board the aircraft.
A Dana Air passenger jet on approach to Lagos, Nigeria hit power lines and crashed in to nearby structures with
153 passengers on board.
The Dana Air flight has reported to have slammed in to an apartment building.
There are no reported survivors from the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft.
‘At the crash site, an Associated Press reporter saw parts of the plane’s seat signs scattered around. The rest of the plane was cratered into the apartment building. Firefighters tried to put out the smoldering flames of a jet engine and carried at least one corpse from the building that continued to crumble. Thousands of people looked on.’
This is a developing story…stay tuned…
Images from the Scene:
Sites That Link to this Post
- Dana Air Crash Eyewitnesses Recount What They Saw | June 4, 2012
- Dana Air Claims Bird Strike Cause for MD-83 Crash, Others Disagree | June 10, 2012
- Air Nigeria Shut Down by Regulators | June 16, 2012
- Dana Air Crash Preliminary Report: Engine Failure Likely Cause | July 15, 2012