Thursday, 3 October 2013

UPDATE: Aircraft Carrying Agagu's Body crashes In Lagos

The aircraft crash earlier reported, Gistplaza has learnt, was conveying the body of former Governor Olusegun Agagu of Ondo State, crashed today shortly after takeoff, killing 9 people on board.

Two sources told our correspondent that that there were at least 15 passengers on the crashed plane. Some of the passengers who perished in the air crash are believed to be family members of the late governor and officials of Ondo state government.

An Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with Reg No SCD 361 enroute Akure from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, crashed shortly after take-off at about 9.30 am local time. The plane had 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.

Emergency rescue operations commenced immediately by a combined team of Fire Service and security personnel . Some persons pulled out from the aircraft have been rushed to the hospital while a few dead bodies have been recovered, The rescue operations is still on-going.

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