There has been another plane crash in Nigeria.
Today, an ADC plane leaving Abuja for Sokoto with over 100 people including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammadu Maccido, one of his sons, Senator Badamasi Maccido and his grandson crashed soon after take-off.
An entire family was wiped out as Senator Gandi, his mother, wife, three kids died in the crash.
One other family lost 4 children.
I don’t even know what to say because I am shaking right now.
I am so angry. I believe the airline, aviation authorities etc.. should all be ashamed of themselves. Yes, air accidents happen but ours is becoming way too much. Many people were not even shocked. Is this the type of thing we should be getting used to? All reports indicate that rescue efforts were poor as usual. Its a damn shame.
Why? Again?
I really sympathise with the families and also those whose family members and friends were victims of all the previous air disasters because this will surely open some sore wounds and bring back some devastating memories.

May their souls rest in peace. Here is the Manifest.
Reports say there are 7 survivors including 3 daughters of the Kogi State governor. I thank God for their lives.
You can go to CNN or BBC for up to the minute details.

27 Comments on
  • Nkechi October 29, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    may their souls rest in perfect peace…God save our country…

  • Anonymous October 29, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    Just saw dis on Sahara reports. Shame on the Naija Aviation system dat is causing so much death.

  • ABBEY October 29, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    its pretty sad that our people are dying like chickens for no good reason. 3 times in under a year…it’s too sad

  • Anonymous October 29, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    RIP Maccido and others… Wow right after Ramadn…Bisimilahi…

  • Anonymous October 29, 2006 at 10:43 pm
  • musulumi ododo October 29, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    Inna lillahi Wa Inna ilaihi raji’un

  • TP October 29, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    I just saw it on the news. It is too sad.

  • TaureanMinx October 30, 2006 at 1:15 am

    Just blogged about it too. This is really getting out of hand. We should have a strike and stop flying till the govt does something right.

  • Ms. May October 30, 2006 at 3:18 am

    It’s a tragedy that this happens so often in Nigeria and upon all the talk talk that Obasanjo has done about making sure air travel is safer, nothing is better. I know for a fact that no one is regulating anything! Maybe now that some prominent people have passed, they’ll actually do something. But why should people have to die before anything is done?

  • ToyinE October 30, 2006 at 3:55 am

    Just wrote a comment on TM’s page. Very sad news…Hope something constructive and positive comes out of this and may the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  • yankeenaijachick October 30, 2006 at 3:58 am

    May their soul rest in perfect peace. Really sad news.

  • koshie October 30, 2006 at 4:12 am

    A tradegy indeed! What happened to all the money intended for maintainance and occassional servicing?

  • Angie October 30, 2006 at 6:57 am

    Its sooo sad. I cant believe we haven’t done something about it yet!!! My their souls rest in perfect peace. I watched on news when they showed the survivors. Most of them weren’t even burnt…thank God. some were even sitting up and talking to the press. All these things happening is a sign.

  • Angie October 30, 2006 at 7:42 am

    I just read this in nigeria guardian website “Nigeria records 50 air mishaps in 81 years” (http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/article07)!!! Is this suppose to be a world record or what??

  • Anonymous October 30, 2006 at 8:02 am

    http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/article06
    Can u believe it the Kogi State gov. 3 daughters survived….Thank God

  • UnNaked Soul October 30, 2006 at 11:44 am

    look beyond the headlines… consipracy is the author of confusion and the daughter of selfishness… Natural evil does not happen twice in a row unless there is a catalyst…

    RIP Soul… Wait for the story to be told…

  • UnNaked Soul October 30, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    8 FLIGHT COMMANDMENT

    1. Buy your ticket at the last minute

    2. Ask for passenger’s list, and see of any “top/popular Nigerian” is in it

    3. If there is find a way to get back you ticket money or trek to you distination (it’s safe, trust me)

    4. If there are too many money bags in airplane you are boarding, find an excuse to leave.

    5. Never fly with Wole Soyinka, Former Generals, Former this and that’s… No one seem to like them good or bad.

    6. Save your thank you prayer until you get off the plane.

    7. Fly Virgin Nigeria or Aero Contractors.

    8. Don’t think this is funny or crap!

  • Omolabake October 30, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Its sad how we are unable to spend quality money on the important things in our country….
    I remember reading vividly last yr that Obasanjo was grounding some airlines until thorough inspection has been done…..
    If its for those yeye senators/gov to go spend our hard earned money to watch Beyonce and crew…. or buy million dollar homes that they would be fronting with in Ovation magazine…. they have no problem….
    May God be with all those who lost one person or the other….

  • PSB October 30, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    @ unnaked..You just spoke a mouthful.It Could it also be because Abuja is the hub of all these big wig activities? I really can’t wrap my brain around it at all. Why is this happening?…Mysteries of life

    RIP to those we have lost and a speedy recovery to those whose lives where spared.

  • Dimples October 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    R.I.P to all..since it was announced yesterday my eyes havn’t come off whatever news anyone has to carry…
    As stupid as “umnaked soul” sounds..men he’s points are so valid and true.
    May God help out motherland.

  • LondonBuki October 30, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    May their souls rest in peace.

    My friend knows one of the survivors, I pray that they all have a speedy recovery.

  • nosa101 October 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    This is becoming a regular thing now :(

  • naijagal October 30, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    it is a shame and so sad!! I say they ban them all
    oh well thank God for sparing the lives of those who survived

  • zaiprincesa October 30, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    May their souls rest in perfect peace.

  • Uzo October 30, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    May they rest in peace.

  • Anonymous November 10, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    na wa ..d way planes are crashing left right and center in 9ja..my mum is on her way to jos and she is going by air and i have been praying since o..God help us all..my friend(esther k) was in d crash and she survived ..gone 2 see her and d chic is aight..We thank God

  • Kell March 8, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    It is very disturbing: the rate these accidents are happening is just absurd, we should be asking WHY so much in so little time. God save us.

    P.S

    may all the souls of the perished rest in perfect peace. To all who lost loved ones, may God give y’all the grace to bear your loss/es

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