LAGOS, NIGERIA PLANE CRASH
JUNE 3, 2012
153 PASSENGERS KILLED
|Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
Today's date June 6, 2012
TOPIC: crash of an airplane in Lagos, Nigeria.
NOTE: This crash happened on Sunday, June 3rd, but I didn't hear about it until after I had the following dreams and it wasn't until an hour later, I wondered if there as a connection between the crash and the dreams. You will see why momentarily.
|6-4-12 - 6-21 A.M. I saw a letter with a large old grey
airplane at the top - it was dated March 19, 1997 - it was a one page
letter sent to somebody.
Then I was at my old grade school on the second floor in the north-east corner in the hallway. Out of the cloakroom (where coats and hats were hung during class time) a man wearing a white lab coat came walking out, carrying a round tray full of bottles of chemicals.
|FAA Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS,
14 CFR) Section 3 - Rules applicable to
operations subject to this part
(a) Each person operating an aircraft in operations under this part shall --
(1) While operating inside the United States, comply with the applicable rules of this chapter; and
(2) While operating outside the United States, comply with Annex 2, Rules of the Air, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation or the regulations of any foreign country, whichever applies, and with any rules of parts 61 and 91 of this chapter and this part that are more restrictive than that Annex or those regulations and that can be complied with without violating that Annex or those regulations. Annex 2 is incorporated by reference in §91.703(b) of this chapter.
(b) After March 19, 1997, each certificate holder that conducts commuter operations under this part with airplanes in which two pilots are required by the type certification rules of this chapter shall comply with subparts N and O of part 121 of this chapter instead of the requirements of subparts E, G, and H of this part. Each affected certificate holder must submit to the Administrator and obtain approval of a transition plan (containing a calendar of events) for moving from its present part 135 training, checking, testing, and qualification requirements to the requirements of part 121 of this chapter. Each transition plan must be submitted by March 19, 1996, and must contain details on how the certificate holder plans to be in compliance with subparts N and O of part 121 on or before March 19, 1997.
(c) If authorized by the Administrator upon application, each certificate holder that conducts operations under this part to which paragraph (b) of this section does not apply, may comply with the applicable sections of subparts N and O of part 121 instead of the requirements of subparts E, G, and H of this part, except that those authorized certificate holders may choose to comply with the operating experience requirements of §135.244, instead of the requirements of §121.434 of this chapter.
[Doc. No. 27993, 60 FR 65949, Dec. 20, 1995, as amended by Amdt. 135-65, 61 FR 30435, June 14, 1996]
This is the full text of FAA's final rule rewriting the pilot certification rules of FAR Part 61 and amending FAR Parts 1, 141 and 143, as it appeared in the Federal Register.March 19, 1997
THE AVIATION CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. No. 60-FZ of
The fraud began to unravel rapidly on March 19, 1997 when
|More details of plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria: American pilot
reported engine trouble
The American pilot of the passenger jet that crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday reported engine trouble shortly before the crash, airline officials said.
The Dana Air flight from Abuja to Lagos was in its final approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport when the pilot radioed the control tower to declare an emergency, according an airline official. All 153 people on board, including six crew members, and at least 10 on the ground were killed when the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 slammed into a two-story residential building in Lagos, officials said. And more are feared dead.
Related: Plane's age a factor?]
"The fear is that since it happened in a residential area, there may have been many people killed," Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, told the Associated Press.
Initial rescue efforts on Sunday were "hampered by massive crowds that poured into the streets after the crash," CNN noted, "making it difficult for crews and medical workers to get to the wreckage."
According to Agence France-Presse, police used tear gas to keep the surging crowd at bay.
[Related: Nigeria's history of major plane crashes]
"This is a crash site, it is an investigation site, and we should keep our distance and allow the first responders to do their work," Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola said, according to Reuters.
More details of Monday's recovery effort via the AP:
At least 80 bodies have been recovered from the still-smoldering wreckage, authorities said Monday. They are still searching for the flight data recorder.
Oscar Wason, Dana Air's director of operations, told CNN the pilot was an American, but did not release his name.
|Heavy rains slow search in Nigeria plane crash
By JON GAMBRELL
The Associated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria — A torrential downpour and strong winds prevented emergency crews from returning Tuesday morning to a devastated neighborhood where a commercial airliner crashed, killing all 153 people aboard the plane and an undetermined number of people on the ground.
The storm began Tuesday morning before dawn, flooding roads and bringing down power lines and trees in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city. Traffic crawled through the area, stopping searchers from returning to the site, said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.
Charred metal from the plane, rubble from destroyed
buildings, thick mud and standing water await the emergency workers. A three-story apartment building at the site struck by the nose of the MD-83 aircraft began shaking Monday as rescuers dug through debris, and they are afraid it might collapse.
"It's going to be messy," Shuaib said.
The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Lagos' Iju-Ishaga neighborhood, about nine kilometers (five miles) from Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Pilots on the flight
from Nigeria's capital Abuja to its largest city of Lagos radioed the tower that they had engine trouble shortly before the crash, but the exact cause remained unclear. The weather was clear at the time.
Late Monday, emergency workers recovered both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, said Tunji Oketunbi, a spokesman for the Accident Investigation Bureau, which probes airplane crashes in Nigeria.
"We will take them abroad for decoding and that will help our analysis," Oketunbi said Tuesday. "We will know what happened to the aircraft shortly before it crashed."
An investigator from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board also is expected to join Nigerian authorities on Tuesday to help them determine a cause for the crash, Oketunbi said.
By nightfall Monday, searchers with police dogs recovered 137 bodies, including those of a mother cradling an infant, according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency. Rescuers acknowledged they don't know how many people died in the wrecked apartments and smaller tin-roofed buildings along the narrow streets of Iju-Ishaga.
President Goodluck Jonathan wept as he visited the crash site Monday and pledged to make air travel safer, but the crash called into question the government's ability to protect its citizens and enforce regulations in a nation with a history of aviation disasters.
Some U.S. citizens were aboard the flight, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, but he could not provide a firm number. A woman from West Hartford, Connecticut, her husband and four young children died on board the flight. The Tuesday edition of the Hartford Courant newspaper identified the family as Maimuna Anyene, her Nigerian husband Onyeke, and their children, a 5 month old, 1-year-old twins and a 3 year old.
The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that the crash also killed Josephine and Jennifer Onita, sisters from Missouri City, Texas.
Others killed in the crash included at least four Chinese citizens, two Lebanese nationals and one French citizen, officials said.
Boeing said in a statement on its website that the company is ready to provide technical assistance to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority through the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Dana Air said an investigation was under way with U.S. officials assisting the Nigerian government.
Nigeria, home to more than 160 million people, hasn't had a major airline crash in recent years. On Saturday night, a Nigerian Boeing 727 cargo airliner crashed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, slamming into a bus and killing 10 people. That plane belonged to Lagos-based Allied Air Cargo.
Sunday's crash was the deadliest in nearly two decades. In September 1992, a military transport plane that crashed after taking off from Lagos killed 163 people.
Jon Gambrell can be reached at www.twitter.com/jongambrellap.
June 05, 2012 04:51 AM EDT
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