After the Dana Air MD-83 crash on approach to Lagos, many people are going to default to the assumption that Nigeria is just another African country with a lousy aviation safety record.
I certainly hope that, when the evidence comes out, there are no signs that Nigeria, which has made massive strides in safety oversight improvement in the last six years, is recessing to bad old ways.
At present there is no evidence that this is so. No matter how good safety oversight in a country might be, accidents can still happen.
For an update on the circumstances surrounding the Dana Air crash, watch this short video: