Nigerian Airliner Crashes Near Abuja
ABUJA - Police are reporting that there has been a passenger jet crash near the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The ADC Airlines flight to Sokoto crashed shortly after take-off after experiencing severe weather conditions. More than 100 passengers were on board, many are feared dead.
An emergency spokesperson has stated that the plane burst into flames shortly afterwards, although eyewitnesses beleive that there are some survivors from the crash. The task of recovering the dead is underway.
According to the airline’s web site, the flight that crashed was Flight 53, a Boeing 737, scheduled to take off from Abuja at 10:35 a.m. and land in Sokoto an hour later.