150 Feared Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 150 people are feared dead after a passenger airplane crashed into a building in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos.

Officials from Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana airline flight was travelling Sunday from Abuja to Lagos when it crashed into a two-story building in a densely populated residential area.

Several buildings are reported to be on fire.

No information on casualties was reported, but the French news agency reports officials saying there are likely no survivors.

Dana Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing MD-83 aircraft for the hour-long flight from Abuja to Lagos.