List of Plane Crashes in Nigeria with Dates
According to Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, an aviation accident is any incident involving the operation of an aircraft that occurs between the time someone boards with the intention of taking flight and the time they have all disembarked and in which one or more of the following occurs: (a) a person is killed or suffers a serious injury; (b) the aircraft suffers significant damage or structural failure; or (c) the aircraft is lost or is otherwise rendered completely inaccessible. Any event connected with the operation of an aircraft, other than an accident, that affects or could impact the safety of operation is referred to as an aviation incident in Annex 13.
Aviation accidents, also known as plane crashes, happen between the time an individual boards an air transport vehicle and when they disembark. These accidents usually result in fatalities or serious injuries for the occupants, and they sometimes cause significant damage to or destruction of the aircraft. There are several reasons why planes crash, such as pilot error, air traffic controller error, design defects, maintenance mistakes, sabotage, or bad weather.
This is a List of Plane Crashes in Nigeria with Dates:
2021 NIGERIAN AIR FORCE (NAF) BEECHCRAFT KING AIR B350I AIRCRAFT CRASH
On February 21, 2021, an engine failure caused a military aircraft carrying seven Nigerian Air Force soldiers to crash while en route from Minna to Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. All of the aircraft’s occupants perished in the incident.
2021 NIGERIAN AIR FORCE (NAF) BEECHCRAFT KING AIR 350I CRASH
The NAF Beechcraft King Air crashed on May 21, 2021, as it was flying from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja to Kaduna International Airport in Kaduna State. There were eleven people on board, including Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who was the Chief of Army Staff at the time of the incident. There were four crew members and seven passengers. Nobody managed to survive. Out of six Beechcraft King Air 350i crashes in the NAF fleet, this was the second.
2013 ASSOCIATED AVIATION FLIGHT 0361 CRASH
At the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos State, an Embraer 120 Brasilia aircraft of the now-defunct Associated Aviation crashed on takeoff due to an engine failure. This charter flight was intended to fly Olusegun Kokumo Agagu’s remains to Akure, Ondo State, for burial. Agagu served as the governor of Ondo State from 2003 until 2009. Four people survived the collision but 16 people perished.
2012 DANA AIR FLIGHT 992 CRASH
On June 3, 2021, a domestic commercial airliner operated by Dana Air that was travelling from Abuja to Lagos aboard a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashed into buildings in Lagos while making an emergency landing, killing everyone on board—six crew members and 137 passengers. Additionally, there were six fatalities on the ground. A combination of factors, including twin engine failure, improper crew checklist omission, failure to act on power-related issues that were discovered seventeen minutes before takeoff, a lack of situational awareness, poor decision-making, and poor airmanship, contributed to this catastrophe.
2006 ADC AIRLINES FLIGHT 053 CRASH
On October 29, 2006, a Boeing 737-2B7 of the now-defunct ADC Airlines crashed close to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The pilot’s decision to take off in poor weather conditions while there was a wind shear produced trouble for a good liftoff and resulted in the crash, which occurred just 76 seconds after takeoff from the runway and ended up in a nearby cornfield. Lack of company SOPs for aviation operations between the pilot flying and the pilot not flying during the run-in with bad weather. Nine passengers out of the 105 people aboard the aeroplane survived the crash, leaving nine dead. Among those killed by the attack were Muhammadu Maccido, the Sultan of Sokoto, and their son, Senator Badamasi Maccido.
2005 SOSOLISO AIRLINES FLIGHT 1145 CRASH
The majority of the 103 passengers were teenagers returning home for Christmas from Ignatius Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja aboard a Sosoliso Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 when it crashed in Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State on December 10, 2005. There were seven crew members on board as well. This crash was caused by the crew’s choice to continue the approach even though they couldn’t see the runway, which was made worse by the bad weather. Out of the 103 passengers, there were just two survivors, despite the fact that seven people initially survived the collision. The seven crew members perished all together.
2005 BELLVIEW AIRLINES FLIGHT 210 CRASH
Bellview Airlines’ Boeing 737-200 was carrying 116 passengers and 6 crew members from Lagos State to the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja when it crashed in Lisa Village, Ogun State, not far from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, killing all 216 people on board. Since crucial information was destroyed, it was impossible to determine the exact cause of the crash, but some variables, such as the pilot-in-inadequacies command’s and technical flaws in the aircraft caused by poor maintenance, were thought to have contributed
1996 ADC AIRLINES 086 CRASH
From Port Harcourt in Rivers State to Lagos State, the aircraft, a Boeing 727-231, was transporting 134 passengers along with ten crew members. The