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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/
  • ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200. Registered marks: 5N-BFK. Date of Loss: 29th October 2006.

    News | 30 Oct 2006 00:00

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Shortly after take off from <st1:place><st1:PlaceName><st1:place><st1:PlaceName>Abuja</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName><st1:PlaceName>International</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType><st1:PlaceType>Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></st1:PlaceType></st1:place> to <st1:place><st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Sokoto</span></span></st1:City></st1:City>, <st1:country-region><st1:country-region>Nigeria</st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place>, the aircraft struck the ground, broke up and subsequently caught fire.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>There were five crew and 100 passengers on board the aircraft; reports suggest that there may have been some survivors. Agreed vahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ADC-Airlines-Boeing-737-200-Registered-marks-5N-BFK-Date-of-Loss-29th-October-2006-299728/
  • Nigeria's ADC Airlines 737-200 crashes after takeoff from Abuja

    News | 29 Oct 2006 20:48

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>A Boeing 737-200 operated by Nigerian carrier ADC Airlines crashed today soon after takeoff from <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u2:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Abuja</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName></st1:place></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType u3:st="on"><st1:PlaceType u1:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in the center of the country.<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The aircraft reportedly burst into flames upon crashing into a field about 2mi (about 3km) fhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nigerias-ADC-Airlines-737-200-crashes-after-takeoff-from-Abuja-303153/
  • 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/