Thursday, 3 October 2013

Photos: Associated Airline Plane Crashes + Press Release From Minister Of Aviation

 Akure bound Associated Airline Flight believed to be carrying the body of Late Agagu with about 20 people on board crashed in Lagos. A witness said the crash occurred at the local wing of the airport close to the section were JET-A1, plane fuel, is stored. Fire service officials were seen evacuating the occupants of the plane. It is not yet clear if there was any casualty.

The plane is said to belong to Association Aeroplane and was to fly to Akure. The spokesman of the Nigeria aviation agencies, Yakubu Datti, asked for more time to get details of the incident. Accoding to NEMA, ‘Only 15 Persons were found aboard crashed aircraft- 9 Dead, 6 Survivors taken to the Airforce Hospital In Ikeja’ Agagu a Geology lecturer at the University of Ibadan before venturing into politics. He was Power Minister under OBJ. Mr. Agagu died on September 13. His burial program started at the University of Ibadan on Monday.

See Press Release and pictures after cut...

The Press Realease

An Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with Reg No SCD 361 enroute Akure from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, crashed shortly after take-off at about 9.30 am local time. The plane had 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.

Emergency rescue operations commenced immediately by a combined team of Fire Service and security personnel . Some persons pulled out from the aircraft have been rushed to the hospital while a few dead bodies have been recovered, The rescue operations is still on-going.

Joe Obi
SA (Media)  to the Hon. Minister.

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