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Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 4:56am On Mar 19, 2008
How can a whole plane with passangers go missing in Nigerian airspace without a trace?

The last time a plane went missing, it was found a few days later in the bush with passangers dead, weak, and dehydrated.

So the question is, why don't they put one of those GPS devices on these planes?

Apart from a UFO coming to pluck the aircraft out of our airspace, where else could an airplane be without being located by a satellite?

The more passangers remain 'undiscovered' after a crash, the less their chances of survival. The shame is watching politicians carry on as if they know what they're doing while injured crash passangers await to be 'discovered' by wild dogs and hyenas.

 
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Missing aircraft, a national embarrassment – Senate
By John Alechenu, Abuja
Published: Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008
The Senate on Tuesday described the inability of relevant government agencies to locate an aircraft four days after it went missing from Nigerian air space, as a national embarrassment.

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David Mark

It mandated its committee on aviation to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate for legislative action.

The decision followed a point of order raised by Senator Ayim Ude. Ude relied on the provisions of Order 42 bordering on issues of urgent national importance, to draw the attention of his colleagues tothe latest developments on the issue.

An obviously disappointed President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, said, “That for four days we don’t know what has happened to the aircraft is a shame and embarrassment to this nation.

“In a serious country somebody from the aviation industry should have thrown in the towel. It is a serious issue that we cannot trivialise.”

Earlier, while moving the motion, Ude said, “It is still a developing story. What happened is that some villagers reported to the local government chairman that they saw a low flying aircraft and the chairman, without going to verify the claim, reported to the state governor.

“And the governor reported to Abuja , but when the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency officials went to the site, nothing was found. That was how the story changed.”

Senator Smart Adeyemi said facilities for emergency search and rescue should be put in place and people should be bold enough to take responsibility when they err.

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba recalled that when the Belleview aircraft crashed about two years ago there was also a misinformation that it landed in Ibadan.

He said it was sad that agencies which should know were relying on “villagers and local government chairmen” for information they should be giving.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by 4Him(m): 4:58am On Mar 19, 2008
maybe witches plucked the plane out of the sky.

Its the Nigerian Missing Aircraft Syndrome.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 5:00am On Mar 19, 2008
OBJ would agree to witches for one.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Kobojunkie: 5:13am On Mar 19, 2008
Nigerian bermuda triangle!!!!! We have had billions of dollars vanish, why be surprised when a plane disappears within the same?? LMAO!!
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 5:36am On Mar 19, 2008
Why is David Mark the only politician who seems to be upset the current inept situation?


wants heads to roll [size=20pt]
Written by By Abdul-Rahman Abubakar
Wednesday, 19 March 2008


Sen David MarkThe Senate yesterday lamented the inability of officials of agencies under the aviation arm of the Federal Ministry of Transportation to ascertain the location of the Trade Wings Aviation Beechcraft plane that went missing on Saturday morning.

Minister for State for Aviation Mr. Felix Hassan Hyet and officials of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were all blamed for failing to locate the aircraft four days after it disappeared from radar screens.

Senate President David Mark described the Nigerian aviation sector as "not serious enough" after their failure to locate the missing plane. He said, "If it were to be in a serious country, somebody would have come in to throw in the towel by now. We have not heard

anybody in the aviation ministry throwing in the towel. I think that is embarrassing."

Mark added, "For four days, if we don’t know where the aircraft is by now, then it is embarrassing. We cannot locate an aircraft missing for four days, that is not good enough for this nation."

NCAA had reported on Sunday evening that the plane was found at Igabu Village in Yala local government area of Cross River State. The agency claimed that the three crew members on board the aircraft all died in the crash and gave their names as Augustine Egbedin, Capt. Tanko and a female named Fuberata A.

However, the day after the NCAA disclosure, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation Senator Anyim Ude told the Senate that the aircraft was still missing and no wreckage was found at the purported crash site.

Senator Ude said, "Twenty-four hours later, the plane is still missing. A NEMA official visited the area and saw no wreckage of the aircraft. More than six aircraft have been combing the area for more than six hours, but the plane is still missing."

Commenting, Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw called on the federal government to sack officials in the aviation ministry responsible for locating the missing aircraft. He said: "Every time there is a serious problem NEMA officials sit in their offices distributing pamphlets. That is not good. They should all be sacked because they are irresponsible in what they are doing."

Deputy Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) berated officials of relevant aviation agencies who made the announcement regarding the plane crash, saying, "The Chief Executives of NAMA, NCAA and FAAN should have visited the site of the crash before going on air. A situation where we have to rely on a Local Government Chairman and the State Governor to get location of a missing aircraft is embarrassing."

On his part, Senator Ayogu Eze said there was the possibility of the plane being hijacked, saying, "That was why we passed a resolution urging operators in the aviation sector to equip their aircraft with the locator device."

The Senate therefore directed its aviation committee to remain alert on the matter and liaise with relevant government agencies to unravel the mystery behind the missing aircraft.

While alerting the Senate on his committee’s desire to conduct full public hearing into alleged financial scam in the sector, Senator Ude said his committee will remain in touch with relevant agencies to help locate the missing aircraft.

The aircraft was on its way to Obudu Cattle ranch in Cross River State and was hired to convey Governor Liyel Imoke to Abuja, where he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Power and Steel which is probing the $16 billion spent on the power sector, without results, during the Obasanjo era.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by JosBoy4Lif(m): 5:49am On Mar 19, 2008
"Nigiiiiiria vonderfffffffoooool here is the key, but vhere is the carrrrrr" The reaction of the Indian man smiling after thieves stole his car in Bukuru
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 5:04pm On Mar 19, 2008
The man may find his car if he had a GPS device inside it.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Encomium(m): 6:46pm On Mar 19, 2008
Nigeria is a country full of evil manipulations and occultic members in government. All these happening are as a result of our evil leaders sacrifices. Its only God that will deliver us all.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 10:22pm On Mar 19, 2008
You really think that the plane disappeared because of the sacrifices of evil leaders?

If aviation officials had insisted on putting a monitoring device on every plane after the first incident, we might not have been in this situation now.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Kobojunkie: 10:39pm On Mar 19, 2008
I still find it hard to believe that a whole plane can disappear like that. I am waiting to read news that this was all a mistake.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by doyin13(m): 11:14pm On Mar 19, 2008
Kobojunkie:

I still find it hard to believe that a whole plane can disappear like that. I am waiting to read news that this was all a mistake.

Well if Steve Fawcett's disappearance in Nevada is anything to go by. . . .it can occur anywhere
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Kobojunkie: 11:38pm On Mar 19, 2008
doyin13:

Well if Steve Fawcett's disappearance in Nevada is anything to go by. . . .it can occur anywhere

Is the plane in question as small as steve faucett's
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Nobody: 11:39pm On Mar 19, 2008
@post
In Nigeria, nothing is impossible. . .
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by doyin13(m): 11:46pm On Mar 19, 2008
Kobojunkie:

Is the plane in question as small as steve faucett's

Well that's a good point. . . .

You reckon that would matter on radar
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Kobojunkie: 11:49pm On Mar 19, 2008
doyin13:

Well that's a good point. . . .

You reckon that would matter on radar


Steve fawcett's plane was tiny. If this is a commercial plane, as I suspect, I think it should.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by JosBoy4Lif(m): 12:27am On Mar 20, 2008
How many people does a Belleview aircraft hold?
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by DisGuy: 2:04am On Mar 20, 2008
JosBoy4Lif:

How many people does a Belleview aircraft hold?

depends on the type of aircraft they use

But this one that went missing can hold about 19/20 passengers

Beechcraft 1900
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by doyin13(m): 2:10am On Mar 20, 2008
Well its not the biggest is it. . . .
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by bawomolo(m): 4:33am On Mar 20, 2008
this is the same country that wants a space program.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Nobody: 4:46am On Mar 20, 2008
bawomolo:

this is the same country that wants a space program.
LOL. . . .wondering, are you Nigerian?
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by bawomolo(m): 6:02pm On Mar 20, 2008
yes am nigerian, y do u ask by the way.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by palmwine(m): 6:22pm On Mar 20, 2008
A retired airforce officer was saying on AIT that Nigeria only has one functional Radar in Lagos not even sure the one in Abuja is working. It has nothing to do with cultism. There are so many blind spot in the Nigeria air space and the fund for total radar coverage has been "misappropriate". Saying is cultism is ignorance, air crafts are supposed to carry emmergency beep device that send out a beep for the satellite to pick up during a crash, it can even be received by Spain or canada but this is usually not on the airlines in this country. Our leaders keeps telling us lies. Now they are jumping from pillar to post looking for airplane as if its a needle.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by palmwine(m): 6:26pm On Mar 20, 2008
Bellview crashed 3 minutes from the airport in portharcourt, a few years back and a Whole minister of aviation got on a plane and headed to Oshogbo to look for the plane. Why? the control tower was not manned and no device to pin poit airdrafts location.

Even common sense was missing, as any right thinking minister will know that know plane will be in oshogbo 3 mins after take off. ineptitude!!!!!!!! sad
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Kobojunkie: 6:33pm On Mar 20, 2008
palmwine:

A retired airforce officer was saying on AIT that Nigeria only has one functional Radar in Lagos not even sure the one in Abuja is working. It has nothing to do with cultism. There are so many blind spot in the Nigeria air space and the fund for total radar coverage has been "misappropriate". Saying is cultism is ignorance, air crafts are supposed to carry emmergency beep device that send out a beep for the satellite to pick up during a crash, it can even be received by Spain or canada but this is usually not on the airlines in this country. Our leaders keeps telling us lies. Now they are jumping from pillar to post looking for airplane as if its a needle.




WOW
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by naijaking1: 7:30pm On Mar 20, 2008
doyin13:

Well if Steve Fawcett's disappearance in Nevada is anything to go by. . . .it can occur anywhere

That's a common mistake. Don't compare experimental and military planes with commercial passanger planes. Experimental and military planes either don't have the call signal or the usual GPS devices that are supposed to be on passenger planes.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by dblock(m): 5:19am On Mar 21, 2008
Kobojunkie:


Steve fawcett's plane was tiny. If this is a commercial plane, as I suspect, I think it should.

It's not a commercial plane I don't think.

The only thing that could solve these problems are mandatory regulations for all aircraft in the country.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by danity: 6:01am On Mar 21, 2008
LOL!!!!!!!!! Nigeria will not kill me!
One radar? shocked shocked shocked
No manning of the Control Tower? shocked shocked shocked shocked

I suspected that those control towers were for decoration. Now I know for sure.

How can a whole plane go missing?
Its size is too massive for that kind of excuse.

These Aviation ministers don't even give a crap. All they do is siphon the money into their accounts. They should think about how this relates to the international links. It's just sad that they treat these things this way. I mean - i'm kinda shocked about it.

It takes them days to find planes - how on earth are they supposed to have rescue services in time for this?
We're doomed!
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by dnative(m): 10:37am On Mar 21, 2008
This has been my line of thoughts right from the onset when it was reported. I'm glad this is being taken in some quarters,


, Planes goes missing from radar, It might have crashed, Who owns plane, Ibori, Ibori !!!, yes Ibori, same Ibori with EFCC and Scotland yard palaver?, yes same Ibori, Hmmm, did the plane really crashed, I no know oh, that one I no fit talk.
Re: Plane Disappears Without A Trace? by Seun(m): 10:21pm On Sep 03, 2008

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