Wells Fargo listed as owner of MD-83 in Lagos crash

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Wells Fargo Bank owned the Boeing MD-83 that crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, on 3 June, killing all aboard, according to Flightglobal's ACAS fleet database.

The lost MD-83, with registration 5N-RAM and serial 53019, was operated by Nigerian carrier Dana Air, a nearly four-year-old scheduled and charter service that primarily connects Lagos and Abuja.

The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA) confirms that all 153 passengers are said to have died in the crash.

The twinjet reportedly struck power lines while on final approach to Lagos airport, arriving from Abuja.

The aircraft then crashed into a building in the Iju and Agbado neighbourhoods, NEMA says.

Both areas are densely populated, lying directly north of two of three main runways at Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos. Local reports indicate several fatalities on the ground.

The 22-year-old MD-83 had accumulated more than 56,683 flight hours on 30,380 cycles, according to the ACAS database. It is the second-oldest of five MD-83s operated Dana Air, the database shows.

The incident comes nearly two years after the US Federal Aviation Administration awarded Nigeria a category 1 air safety rating, allowing Nigerian operators to operate to the US with their own aircraft.