Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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    Ukrainian aircraft with 170 passengers crashes in Iran

Ukrainian aircraft with 170 passengers crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian passenger aircraft, Boeing-737 carrying 170 people has crashed in Iran. The aircraft which belongs to Ukraine International Airlines was said to have crashed a few minutes after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. The BBC reports that preliminary investigation suggests that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. The crash is coming in the heat [...]

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    Onu: Nigeria has capacity to produce aircraft spare parts

Onu: Nigeria has capacity to produce aircraft spare parts

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, says Nigeria has the capacity to produce industrial machine spare parts including those of aircraft. Onu spoke on Monday during the inauguration of some projects at Projects Development Agency (PRODA), in Enugu. The minister said it was gratifying that the institute has come alive to contribute to the diversification effort of the federal government. He expressed [...]

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    US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

The US federal authorities have seized an aircraft belonging to a Nigerian facing multi-million dollar fraud charges in the country. According to WSB-TV, the seizure was made on Tuesday at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Georgia. Federal agents were said to have ransacked the aircraft for evidence, while another team searched for drugs and other contraband. However, the authorities did not mention the [...]

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    ‘I can’t pick a wrong seat and justify it’ — Soyinka speaks on flight incident

‘I can’t pick a wrong seat and justify it’ — Soyinka speaks on flight incident

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has broken his silence on the incident between him and an airline passenger. Earlier in the week, Tonye Patrick, politician and businessman, had narrated how a young man had asked the scholar to vacate a seat allotted to him on an aircraft. Cole said he was having a conversation with Soyinka when the young man sauntered in, [...]

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    Boeing grounds entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes

Boeing grounds entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes

Boeing has temporarily grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max 8 aircraft days after a crash involving one of the planes killed 157 persons. The US company, in a statement on Wednesday, said the decision to suspend operations of all 371 of the aircraft in its possession follows consultations with US authorities. The 737 Max 8 plane that crashed on Sunday [...]

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    EXTRA: If we can’t maintain aircraft, let’s use witchcraft to fly, says senator

EXTRA: If we can’t maintain aircraft, let’s use witchcraft to fly, says senator

Sam Anyanwu, senator representing Imo east, says if aircraft cannot be properly maintained, witchcraft should be used as a means to fly. Anyanwu said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on the need to minimise air mishaps in the country. The senator asked government to pay more attention to the aviation sector. "It is shameful that Nigeria does not have any [...]

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    Air force jet crashes in Kaduna

Air force jet crashes in Kaduna

An aircraft of the Nigeria air force has crashed in Kaduna. Olatokunbo Adesanya, air force director of public relations and information, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the aircraft crashed while on a mission in the state. He said one of the organisation’s pilot instructors was killed in the crash. He also said the cause of the incident was still [...]

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    VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

Twitter user, Oriaku Okwesilieze, took to the social media platform on Tuesday to narrate how smoke engulfed an aircraft reportedly travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos. Tweeting via @puffypearl, she said, "20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35 min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking". She added that "the smoke was so thick we couldn't see, [...]

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    Military declares war on militants, deploys more fighter jets, gunships in N’Delta

Military declares war on militants, deploys more fighter jets, gunships in N’Delta

The Nigeria air force (NAF) has deployed additional aircraft in the Niger Delta to end the attacks on oil installations. Ayodele Famuyiwa, spokesman of the air force, disclosed this in a statement, saying the military is fully prepared to end "militancy, economic sabotage and all forms of criminalities in the south-south region of the country. “The additional platforms, comprising fighter aircraft, helicopter [...]

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