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Sultan Maccido, Dep Gov, Senators Feared Dead in Abuja Plane Crash

Posted by By Paul Ohia on 2006/10/29 | Views: 2216 |

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Sultan Maccido, Dep Gov, Senators Feared Dead in Abuja Plane Crash


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, his son, Senator Badamoci Maccido, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto, Alhaji Garba Mohammed and the son of Second Republic President Shehu Shagari were among the over 100 people feared dead as a commercial airliner, Aviation Development Co (ADC) crashed after take off from Lagos to Sokoto en route to Abuja.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, his son, Senator Badamoci Maccido, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto, Alhaji Garba Mohammed and the son of Second Republic President Shehu Shagari were among the over 100 people feared dead as a commercial airliner, Aviation Development Co (ADC) crashed after take off from Lagos to Sokoto en route to Abuja.

Others in the aircraft were Senator Sule Yari Ghandi and a PDP Gubernatorial aspirant in Sokoto, Alhaji Uwais Yaro Bodinga.

Industry sources say the ADC plane took off "this morning from Lagos to Sokoto en route to Abuja with around 110 passengers and crew." The plane crashed after dropping some passengers in Abuja and taking off to Sokoto. "Some moments after taking off, it lost control and crashed," the source said adding that it burst into flames.

The accident investigation bureau of the Aviation ministry has confirmed that the mishap has been reported while some doctors are dispatched to the venue of the accident. ADC last air crash was in November 1996, when one of its jets plunged into a lagoon near Lagos, killing all 143 people aboard.

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