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Fifteen people are killed when a passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off in Lagos

Fifteen people were killed when an Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off just outside Lagos airport’s domestic terminal on Thursday Oct. 3, Nigerian authorities said. Airports Authority general manager Yakubu Dati told a news conference the plane was an Embraer EMB-120 turboprop. ( Plus d'info...

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Esteban Marin 1
Wasn't in that same airport were and md 80 crashed not too long ago?
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A chartered airplane nosedived into the ground and burst into flames

Officials said there were casualties among the 20 passengers and seven crew members but refused to confirm reports of several deaths as plumes of smoke rose from the site.
Sang Le 0
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Plane crash near Nigeria's Lagos airport kills 16

The aircraft, operated by Nigeria's Associated Airlines, came down in open ground, close to an aviation fuel depot in the commercial capital.

Local media reported it was carrying the body of a former regional governor, and members of his family, to his funeral. A Reuters reporter saw emergency workers take a coffin out of the wreckage.

"The plane was making a lot of noise before it came down," Rasheed Olajide, an engineer at the airport, told Reuters.

The aircraft appeared to make a maneuver to avoid a residential area, he added.

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