Some of the 114 people on board a plane that crashed in Nigeria survived according to a state government spokesman. In Nigeria an airliner crashed with 116 people on board police said. The plane came down in Oyo state whilst flying to the capital Abuja. At the airport in Lagos where it took off anxious relatives waited for news.
“They have not said anything to anybody. I have my immediate junior brother on board, Anthony Inokison said, whilst he waited at the airport. Some senior government officials were believed to have been on board. The pilot made a distress call shortly after taking off in stormy weather and emergency services including the navy have launched a rescue mission.
Nigeria has one of the worst aviation safety records in the world but Bellview Airlines, has an unchequered history and is popular with the elite and foreigners