A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 passenger plane operated by Dana Air was destroyed when it crashed into a residential area of Lagos, Nigeria. There were no survivors.
This accident is one day after a B-727 cargo plane crashes in Ghana killing at least 10 people.
The Lagos state government said in a statement that 153 people were on the flight. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Nigeria said there were likely more casualties on the ground.
The airplane had taken off from Abuja (ABV) on a domestic flight to Lagos (LOS), probably flight number 9J-992.
On approach to Lagos it clipped a power line and crashed into a two-story building in the Iju area of Lagos. The Iju neighbourhood is located north of the airport on the runway 18L extended centreline (for landing). The accident is said to have occurred near Toyin Street, which is located some 1500-2000m to the left of the runway 18L threshold.
Local aviation sources indicate the the plane involved was 5N-RAM.
Weather reported about at 15:00 UTC (16:00 local time):DNMM 031500Z 19007KT 140V230 9999 SCT014 30/23 Q1013 NOSIGWind 190 degrees at 7 knots; winds varying between 140 and 230 degrees; Visibility 10+ km; Scatter clouds at 1400 feet; Temperature 30°C, Dew point 23°C; pressure 1013 mb.
Sources: AP, BBC, AFP
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