Plane crashes in Nigeria with 153 passenger

A passenger airplane crashed in a densely populated area of Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday which carrying 153 passenger.

The Dana Air flight crashed into a building, said Akande Iyiola, zone coordinator with Nigeria's Emergency Management Agency.
Federal emergency management confirmed the crash in a neighbourhood just outside the airport and said that its emergency personnel were on their way to the scene.

A number of casualties was not immediately known.The crash triggered three house fires,a rescue officer with the agency.

Lagos' international airport is a major hub for West Africa and saw 2.3 million passengers pass through it in 2009, according to the most recent statistics provided by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

In August 2010, the US announced it had given Nigeria the FAA's Category 1 status, its top safety rating that allows the nation's domestic carriers to fly directly to the US.

The Nigerian government said it also now has full radar coverage of the entire nation. However, in a nation where the state-run electricity company is in tatters, state power and diesel generators sometimes both fail at airports, making radar screens go blank.


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