Nigerian Airline Crash

Nigerian Airline Crashes; Killing All 153 Onboard

The commercial airliner crashed in Lagos, Nigeria making it the worst air disaster in nearly two decades

by Team Ebony, June 4, 2012

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Nigerian Airline Crash

Dana Air, a Nigerian commercial airliner, crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, killing all 153 on board and 10 on the ground. The cause of the crash remains unknown as firefighters and police struggle to put out the flames around the wreckage of the Boeing MD83 aircraft. Thousands have gathered around the crash site, but with broken wings and still-smoldering landing gear, authorities have had trouble controlling the crowd.

The aircraft appeared to have torn through roofs, sheared a mango tree, and rammed into a woodworking studio, a printing press, and at least two large apartment buildings in the neighborhood before stopping. 

 
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