On this day ,November 7th 1996 ,the nation experienced a tragedy .A Boeing 727 on its way from Port-Harcourt to Lagos crashed killing all 142 passengers and 9 crew.
Lets go back 25 years and see an highlight of some of the plane crashes Nigeria has witnessed so far till date .
Sept. 26, 1992 – A Nigerian Air Force C-130 crashed minutes after taking off from Lagos airport. Around 200 people died.
June 25, 1995 – A Harka Airlines Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-134 crashed at Lagos airport, killing 15 people.
Nov. 13, 1995 – A Nigeria Airways Boeing 737 crashed on landing in Kaduna, killing nine people.
Nov. 7, 1996 – A Boeing 727 operated by Nigeria’s ADC crashed on its way from Port Harcourt to Lagos. All 142 passengers and nine crew died.
May 4, 2002 – A Nigerian EAS Airlines BAC 1-11 crashed in Kano. At least 148 people were killed, 75 on the plane and at least 73 on the ground.
Oct. 22, 2005 – A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos. All 111 passengers and six crew were killed.
Dec. 10, 2005 – A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC9 from Abuja crashed on landing in Port Harcourt, killing 106 people, half of them schoolchildren on their way home for Christmas.
Sept. 17, 2006 – Twelve Nigerian military personnel, mostly high-ranking officers, were killed in a plane crash in Benue state. Six survived.
Oct. 29, 2006 – An ADC airliner with 114 passengers on board crashed and burned after take-off from Abuja, killing 96 people.
June 3, 2012 – A Dana Air passenger plane carrying 153 people crashed in the Agege suburb of Lagos.
Oct 3 2013 –Associated Airlines Plane, Brazilian made Embraer 120, conveying the body of the former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu Crashed in Lagos, on Thursday October 3, 2013, killing 17 people
Here are videos of one of the most tragic crashes ,that is still fresh in the minds of those that lost loved ones and the country as a whole :
We hope and pray we would experience no more crashes.
Love and strength to all those who lost loved ones .
Is there any we missed out ? ,kindly comment .