MD-83 Crashes Into Nigerian Neighborhood


A Dana Air MD-83 carrying 153 passengers and crew crashed into a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday afternoon. All aboard the aircraft were believed to have been killed and there are also an unknown number of casualties on the ground. The flight originated in the Nigerian city of Abuja. The aircraft first hit a furniture shop before plowing through residential buildings in the congested neighborhood. It was the second accident involving a Nigerian aircraft in as many days.

Ten people in a passenger van were killed when an Allied Air Boeing 727 hit the bus while trying to land at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday. The plane reportedly went through a perimeter fence and ended up on a road outside the airport. The four crew members survived. The flight originated at the carrier’s home base of Lagos, Nigeria. Initial reports suggested the accident resulted from an aborted takeoff but most sources are now saying it was a landing accident.