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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say all 153 people on board a Nigerian passenger aircraft flight were killed when the plane crashed into a building in Lagos. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of official mourning for the victims and ordered a thorough investigation into the disaster. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana Airlines […]

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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 […]

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Passenger Airplane Crashes in Nigeria

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger airplane has crashed in Nigeria’s second main city of Lagos, reportedly carrying 153 people on board. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana airline flight was travelling Sunday from Abuja to Lagos. No information on casualties was reported, but the French news agency reports officials saying there are no survivors.

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Indonesia Predicts Slow Probe of Crashed Jetliner

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia says it could take as long as a year to analyze equipment and flight data recovered from the crash site of a Russian jetliner that slammed into the side of a volcano last week near Jakarta, killing all 45 people on board. Aviation authorities, quoted in Indonesian media Wednesday, said the crash probe will […]

Indonesian Investigators Look For Wrecked Plane’s Black Box

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of Indonesian and Russian experts scaled through a remote mountainside searching for the flight recorders of a Russian jet that crashed killing all 45 people onboard. Sunday’s search centered around a ravine on Mount Salak near where the plane’s wreckage was found. The site, located some 80 kilometers from Jakarta, is on the side […]

Russian, Indonesian Officials Pledge to Investigate Crash of Jetliner

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian and Russian officials have pledged to cooperate in investigating what caused a Russian jetliner to crash into the side of a dormant volcano south of Jakarta earlier this week. Officials say all of the up to 50 passengers on board likely died when the plane slammed into a nearly vertical cliff of Mount Salak […]

Russian, Indonesian Officials Pledge to Investigate Crash of Jetliner

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian and Russian officials have pledged to cooperate in investigating what caused a Russian jetliner to crash into the side of a dormant volcano south of Jakarta earlier this week. Officials say all of the up to 50 passengers on board likely died when the plane slammed into a nearly vertical cliff of Mount Salak […]

Rescuers in Indonesia Find Bodies Near Wreckage of Russian Jetliner

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian rescuers say they have discovered bodies from a wrecked Russian jetliner on a near-vertical cliff of a dormant volcano south of Jakarta. But authorities say there are no signs of survivors among the estimated 50 people on board, and warn that recovery efforts were hampered Thursday by bad weather and the remoteness of the […]

Rescuers in Indonesia Find Bodies Near Wreckage of Russian Jetliner

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian rescuers say they have discovered bodies near the shattered wreckage of a Russian jetliner that crashed into the side of a steep cliff south of Jakarta during a demonstration flight. Officials say rescue operations will continue, but warn there is little chance of finding any survivors among the estimated 50 people aboard the Sukhoi […]

Rescuers in Indonesia Locate Wreckage of Russian Jetliner

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian rescue helicopters have spotted the wreckage of a Russian jetliner that disappeared Wednesday during a demonstration flight with up to 50 people on board. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the crashed Sukhoi Superjet 100 was found Thursday on the edge of Mount Salak, a volcanic mountain range south of the capital, Jakarta. “The […]

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