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Three killed in Nigerian air crash
The wreckage of Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, belonging to Wings Aviation, which departed Lagos (South-West) en-route Bebi Airstrip, Obudu in South-South Cross River State of Nigeria but went missing mid-air since Saturday morning has been found with the three people on board dead.

The wreckage of Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, belonging to Wings Aviation, which departed Lagos (South-West) en-route Bebi Airstrip, Obudu in South-South Cross River State of Nigeria but went missing mid-air since Saturday morning has been found with the three people on board dead.

The Pan African News Agency gathered through news reports on local television stations here Sunday, the wreckage of the twin turbo-prop aircraft, with registration number 5N-JAH, was discovered about 40 hours after it took off, in Nbagu village, Cross River State.

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Felix Kyate, confirmed the discovery in a telephone interview with the television station.

Spokesman of the Wings Aviation, Capt. Jude Omokore, was quoted as saying the aircraft was in perfect condition before it embarked on the ill-fated trip, with its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) intact, as it was reviewed recently by the a u thorising body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

It was gathered the aircraft was on the journey to pick passengers on a charter trip from Obudu.

A military aircraft suffered a similar fate two years ago, killing all the military top brass and crew onboard on same route. Panapress.


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