Thursday, October 3, 2013

Update: Associated Airline Plane Crash. Official Press Release

Body of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, recovered in the  Associated Airlines plan
 Update 2.30pm

 Press Release
An Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with Reg No SCD 361 enroute Akure from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, crashed shortly after take-off at about 9.30 am local time. The plane had 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.
Emergency rescue operations commenced immediately by a combined team of Fire Service and security personnel . Some persons pulled out from the aircraft have been rushed to the hospital while a few dead bodies have been recovered, The rescue operations is still on-going.
Joe Obi
SA (Media)  to the Hon. Minister
Meanwhile, I just learnt that Agagu's son, Feyi wasn't among the dead after all. He survived the crash with non-life threatening injuries and is currently receiving treatment.

There were actually 22 people on board. 17 of them died while 5 were injured 

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