So according to several reports there was a plane crash today in Lagos, it was a chartered Associated Airlines plane that was carrying the corpse of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu, and 20 people who were traveling to Akure for his burial.
Mr. Agagu, a former Ondo governor and Minister of Power died on September 13 in Lagos. His corpse was to be received at the Akure Airport by 9 a.m.today for a lying-in-state at the Democracy Park Akure. Mr. Agagu was to be buried on Friday after a burial service at the St Paul’s Anglican Church, Iju-Odo by 11 a.m.
A spokesperson for the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Yakubu Datti, spoke with TV station, Al Jazeera, confirmed the plane was carrying 20 passengers and was en-route Lagos to Akure. “The engine failed,” he said.
He said it was a propeller aircraft operated by Associated Airline. He confirmed that there were five survivors. He stated that the survivors have been rushed to a nearby hospital, confirming also that the Black Box of the aircraft have been recovered and investigations will commence immediately.
Lord please watch over us, and we pray the remaining part of this year 2013 shall not be spent in tears, sorrow, or sickness IJMN!!!