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History of Nigerian Airline Crashes

Nigeria has a notoriously poor air safety record, with 110 recorded air crashes since 1943, killing nearly 1,500 people.

Here are some of the more notable recent air disasters.

  • October 29, 2006: An ADC Airlines flight crashes and burns just after take-off from Abuja. 96 killed.

  • September 17, 2006: A Nigerian Air Force plane carrying high-ranking officers crashes in Benue. At least 6 killed.

  • December 10, 2005: A Nigerian Sosoliso flight crash lands in Port Harcourt. At least 106 killed including more than 50 schoolchildren.

  • October 22, 2005: Nigerian Bellview Airlines jet crashes just after take-off from Lagos. 117 killed.

  • May 4, 2002: Nigerian EAS Airlines jet crashes in Kano. At least 148 killed.

  • September 26, 1992 Nigerian Air Force C-130 crashes just after taking off from Lagos. More than 150 killed.