Watch over me, Sosoliso plane crash survivor Kechi Okwuchi pays tributes to victims 18 years after

Kechi Okwuchi

A survivor of the Sosoliso plane crash Kechi Okwuchi on Sunday penned a tribute to the victims of the accident after 18 years.

The America’s Got Talent 2017 star was one of the two survivors in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash on December 10, 2005 which killed 106 people, including about 60 school children.

Remembering the victims, she wrote on social media, “Dear 60 Angels, 18 years have passed since the Sosoliso plane crash that took your lives among other dear souls, while sparing mine and 1 other. Another year, another new set of milestones. All for you. Please keep watching over me as I make even more memories for u.”

Okwuchi was a student of Loyola Jesuit College when the crash occurred, leaving her with third-degree burns over 65% of her body with a 30% chance of survival.

After a series of lifesaving surgeries, she graduated with a first-class from the University of Saint Thomas, in Houston, Texas in 2015.

Okwuchi took part in the 12th season of America’s Got Talent in 2017 as a singer, and finished the competition as a finalist.

She later participated in America’s Got Talent: The Champions in 2019, where she got the golden buzzer, sending her straight to the final, but failed to make the top 5.

In May, the 33-year-old bagged a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, United States.