Factbox: Nigeria has history of major air accidents


A Nigerian passenger plane carrying almost 150 people crashed in a densely populated part of Lagos the latest air disaster to hit Africa’s most populous nation.

Following is a chronology of major air accidents in Nigeria:

September 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, Reuters reports.

November 13, 1995 – A Nigeria Airways Boeing 737 crashed on landing in Kaduna, killing nine people.

November 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.

October 22, 2005 – A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos. All 111 passengers and six crew were killed.

December 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.

September 17, 2006 – Twelve Nigerian military personnel, mostly high-ranking officers, were killed in a plane crash in Benue state. Six survived.

October 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 147 people crashed in the Agege suburb of Lagos.