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|Nigeria - In 43 Years, 1,682 Persons So Far Killed In 16 Air Crashes by miteolu(m): 4:54pm On Jun 08, 2012|
No fewer than 1,613 people have lost their lives in 16 different air mishaps involving aircraft operating within and outside the nation’s airspace with Nigerian passengers on board in the past 43 years.
The first recorded air crash in Nigeria occurred on November 20, 1969 when a Nigeria Airways BAC VC10 crashed on landing in Lagos, killing 87 on board.
...The Dana Air crash of June 3, 2012 has so far claimed about 222 lives, including 153 passengers and crew as well as 69 killed on the ground.
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