Nigerians remember Dana plane crash victims 6 years after

Dana plane crash

Nigerians on Sunday remembered the 163 victims of the Dana plane crash which occurred in Lagos on June 3, 2012.

Dana Air Flight 992 was a scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from Abuja to Lagos.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft crashed into a furniture works and printing press building in the Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood of Lagos, resulting in the deaths of all 153 people on board and 10 more on the ground.

It is the deadliest aviation disaster involving a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, as well as the second-deadliest involving an MD-80 series aircraft, behind Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308.

It is also the second-deadliest aircraft crash on Nigerian soil, behind the Kano air disaster of 1973 which claimed 176 lives.

Among victims of the Dana plane crash were spokesperson of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Levi Ajuonuma, and Ehime Aikhomu, son of late Nigeria’s Chief of Staff, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu.

Several messages were posted on Twitter on Sunday to mourn the dead.