Thursday, 3 October 2013
The plane carrying the remains of the former governor of Ondo State Dr. Olusegun Agagu crashed on Thursday morning in Nigeria in almost a minute after it took off from Murtala Mohammed 2 International Airport, Ikeja.
The plane EMBRA 120 carrying 20 other passengers on board was carrying the remains of the former governor to Akure for final burial ceremonies.
The chartered plane belonging to Associated Airlines was said to have crashed at around 9:20 Thursday morning into the compound of a firm near Murtala Mohammed International Airport access gate.
Witnesses said the plane released smokes and probably might have exploded in the air before coming down.
General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed 11 dead and 4 hospitalized.
It is believed that some of the passengers on board could be related to the deceased former governor Dr. Olusegun Agagu.
The Director of Engineering, AIB, Mr Emmanuel Dialla has confirmed that the Black boxes have been recovered by the Accident Investigation Bureau.