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  • NTSB sends team to assist Nigerian ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200 crash outside Abuja as death toll rises to 100


    <P>US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are to assist the inquiry into yesterday’s fatal accident involving <A href="http://www.adcairlines.com/travel.htm" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;carrier ADC Air</A>lines Boeing 737-200 during take-off from <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/busni/travel/visito.html" target=_blank>Abuja&nbsp;international airport</A>.</P> <P>NTSB investigator Dennis Jones is to head the agency’s team. Jones was assigned to represent the NTSB during the probe into two other high-profile accidents in Nigeria last year, involving a Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 at Lagos and a Sosoliso Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 at Port Harcourt.</P> <P>Nigeria’s government is said to be preparing to ground ADC Airlines in the aftermath of the crash.</P> <P>The aircraft had been carrying around 105 passengers and crew when it came down after departing the Nnamdi Azikwe airport in <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;capital Abuja


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  • NTSB sends team to assist Nigerian ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200 crash outside Abuja as death toll rises to 100

    News | 30 Oct 2006 09:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are to assist the inquiry into yesterday’s fatal accident involving <A href="http://www.adcairlines.com/travel.htm" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;carrier ADC Air</A>lines Boeing 737-200 during take-off from <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/busni/travel/visito.html" target=_blank>Abuja&nbsp;international airport</A>.</P> <P>NTSB investigator Dennis Jones is to head the agency’s team. Jones was assigned to represent the NTSB during the probe into two other high-profile accidents in Nigeria last year, involving a Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 at Lagos and a Sosoliso Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 at Port Harcourt.</P> <P>Nigeria’s government is said to be preparing to ground ADC Airlines in the aftermath of the crash.</P> <P>The aircraft had been carrying around 105 passengers and crew when it came down after departing the Nnamdi Azikwe airport in <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;capital Abujahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-sends-team-to-assist-Nigerian-ADC-Airlines-Boeing-737-200-crash-outside-Abuja-as-death-toll-rises-to-100-210264/
  • Nigerian crash kills 13 army officers

    News | 25 Sep 2006 23:00

    <P>The Nigerian armed forces suffered a major loss last week, when an air force-operated Dornier 228 transport crashed in a remote part of the country, killing 13 of the senior officers on board.</P> <P>The aircraft involved in the accident is believed to have been registered 8229: Nigeria’s youngest 228, according to Flight’s MiliCAS database. Delivered in 1997, the TPE331-powered aircraft crashed into a hillside while en route from Abuja International airport to an airstrip in Bebi, according to local media reports.</P> <P>The hull loss leaves the Nigerian air force with an operational fleet of seven Dornier 228s. The service also flies a mix of EADS Casa CN-235s and Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transports. Alenia Aeronautica is also in the process of reactivating its G222 fleet.</P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nigerian-crash-kills-13-army-officers-209263/
  • Airline Safety Review: January-June 2000

    News | 24 Jul 2000 23:00

    <p>Accident data come from <I>Flight International's</I> own research and from Airclaims' <I>World Airline Accident Summary</I> <I>(WAAS)</I>*, a quarterly updated analytical record of accidents and incidents worldwide since 1945. The WAAS, a UK Civil Aviation Authority publication, benefits from Airclaims' exclusive information exchange with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee Commission for Flight Safety. The WAAS now lists accidents by operator and location, as well as by type of occurrence and aircraft type. </p> <p>Although details of non-fatal incidents are not made officially available by the authorities in many countries, <I>Flight International</I> continues to list as many of these incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. We accept that the non-fatal listing may be unfairly weighted against the airlines of those countries which make safety information more readily available. </p> <p>*Airclaims, Cardinal Point, Newallhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airline-Safety-Review-January-June-2000-68318/