Monday, June 04, 2012

NNPC Spokesman Levi Ajuonuma and others Killed in Dana Plane Crash


Dr. Levi Ajuonuma.

Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)was among the eminent Nigerians and others who lost their lives in the ill-fated Dana Airline flight 0992 from Abuja that crashed Sunday afternoon in Lagos with about 153 people on board. The plane crashed on Popoola Street, off Akande Street, Toyin Bus Stop, Agbado Road in Iju-Ishaga outskirts of Lagos. Ajuonuma was a popular Radio and TV producer and presenter


Photo of the air disaster from 360nobs.

The outdated McDonnel Douglas 83 aircraft of Dana Air Flight 0992 was already over 22 years old and flying it was a total violation of the aircraft age policy of the Federal Ministry of Aviation. The Federal Government of Nigeria should prosecute Dana Airline and make sure the management of the airline pays fully for the loss of lives and properties caused by this air disaster even if would mean revoking the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Dana Airlines until further notice. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is also complicit in the culpable failure to prosecute erring airlines still violating the air safety laws in Nigeria.

The appointment of incompetent administrators is the cause of the maladministration destroying the government and causing the systemic collapse of all the apparatuses of public service in every sector of the Nigerian government. A bad government is responsible for bad administrators, bad roads, bad airports, bad railroads, bad hospitals, bad schools, bad security services and other bad consequences and repercussions such as the catastrophic air disaster of the Sunday afternoon in Lagos. There have been more air disasters in Nigeria since 1999 to date than from when Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960 to 1998. That is; we have had more air disasters under the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 12 years than we had in 39 years before 1999. And the sooner we dismiss this bad government the better, healthier, safer and wealthier we would be to secure our lives and properties now and in the future, otherwise we would be losing more lives and properties under this bad government. The more time we are wasting the more lives and properties we are wasting as we continue to endure and tolerate the incompetent cabinet of the present corrupt administration of the Nigerian government. Enough is enough!


May the souls of Dr. Levi Ajuonuma and other precious people who died in the Dana Air disaster on Sunday June 3, 2012, in Lagos, rest in peace. And may God who alone knows the depth of the loss comfort the bereaved families, relations, friends, associates and the entire people of our beloved nation Nigeria.


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Author of Scarlet Tears of London and other books.


Complete Manifest of Lagos Dana Air crash
On June 3, 2012 ·




Taiwo Lamidi, Awodogan Olusanmi, Obi Chinwe ,Shaibu Memuna, Maj. I D Mohammed, Nagidi Ibrahim, Attu Anthonia, Shaibu Sam, Ifeanyi Orakwe, Obinna Akubueze, Li Rui, Xie Zhengfen, Okoe Ese Oghene, Chukwuemeka Okere, Adekunmbi Adebiyi, Ibrahim Matunkari, Wasa Ruth, Wasa Awyetu, Ojukwu Alvana, Lawal Anakobe, Nabil Garba, Mohammed Falmata, Ibrahim Jangana,Okikiolu Olukayode, Komolafe Olugbenga, Dike Chinwe, Dike Chukwu Ezugo, Olusola Arokoyo, Adekola Ayoola, Akinola Olumodeji, Olukoya Banji , Saka Otaru, Adeleke Oluwadamila, Yusuf Ibrahin, Ikpoki Obiola, Aikhomu Ehime, Levy Ajuonuma, Mbong Eventus, Fatokun Olaoluwa, Oshunbade Aderoju, Fatokun Anjuola, Fatokun Ibukun, Buhari Maikudu, Amina Idris Bugaje, Ajani Adenike, Ike Abugu, Adijolola Abraham, Obot Emmanuel, Otegbeye Adiza, Ehioghae Sunny.

others are:

Onwuliri Celestine

Abikalio Otatoru

Norris Kim

Eyo Bassey

Ntuko Charles

Anibaba Tosin

Okocha Christopher

Shobowale femi

Phillip Chukwuebuka

Sparagano Lawrence

Shomolu Oluwakemi

Ariyibe Temitope

Mecha Eke

Ojugbana Amaka

Ojugbana Christopher

Hunna Walter

Coker Olumide

Lillian Last

Mutir Stephanus

Yusuf Alli

Lt. Chumba Ochigbo

Eribake Wale

Zhai Shutao

Wang Yu

D. Awani

O. Awani

N. Chidiac

Rejoel Dhose

Li Huizhu

Apochi Godwin

Kang Yi

Inusa Ahmed

Faysal Inusa

Mojekwu Adeobi

Ibrahim . D

Bamaiyi Adamu

Ifekawa Jones

Peter Nosike

Anthony Nwaokogbara

Mamudu Aliyu

Nnamdi John

Akwa Eze Elizabeth

Dorothy Adeduni

Echiedu Ibe

Maria Okuleri

Jennifer Ibe

Oloko Tunji

Sarah Mshelia

Ahmed Mbana

Okonji Patrick

Oyosore Rajulie

Oyosore Ugabio

Kaikai Farida

David Kolawole Fortune

David Kolawole Eyinlojuoluwa

Kaltun Abubakar

Dukawa Mammud

Pathience Sunday Udo

Asuquo Ini Obong

Onomelease Aimanehi

Onyeagosha Chidinma

Onyeagocha Ogechi

Ike Okoye

Amiaka Rapheal

Ijeoma Onyijuke

Garba Abdu

Abdu Aisha

Benson Oluwayomi

Anthoni Okaro

Onyeka Anyiene

Humra Lawal

Manuma. Ayune

Berki Sumyindadi

Ebuka Enuma

Oluchi Onyia

Sunday O

George Moses

Ogechi Njoku

Nsa Anyere

Kasmisgona Anyene

Stanford Obrutse

Kayinetochi Anyene

Okeke Hope

Kaimarachi Anyene

Rev. Ayodeji Cole

Ngozi

Noah Anyene

Ailendi Ehi

Oluwasegun Funmi Abiodun

Shehu Saad Usman

Aladi Martins

Auta Jennifer

Auta Josephine

Ike Achonogor

Joy Alison

John Ahmadu

Agu Rogers

Tatokin Anjola

Tatokin Idris


Catalogue of Air Disasters in Nigeria compiled by The Guardian Newspaper of Nigeria.


• November 20, 1969: Nigeria Airways BAC VC10 crashed on landing, killing 87 people on board.

• January 22, 1973: Royal Jordanian Airlines flight 707 carrying 171 Nigerian Muslims returning from Mecca and five crewmen crashed in Kano, killing all on board.

• March 1, 1978: Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashed in Kano, killing 16 people.

• November 28, 1983: Nigeria Airways F28-1000 crashed near Enugu, killing 53 on board.

• December 1988: Skypower Brandeironte aircraft overshot Ilorin Airport’s runway, killing all the passengers.

• February 24,1991: British Helicopter crashed in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, killing all nine people on board.

• May 21, 1991: A Cessna Citation 550 of Ashaka Cement, Hombe, crashed, killing all on board.

• June 26, 1991: An Okada Air Bac-11 crashed in Sokoto, killing three persons.

• September 26, 1992: Nigerian Air Force A C-130 plane crashed minutes after take-off from Lagos. All 200 on board killed.

• June 24, 1995: Harka Air Services Tupolev 34 crashed on landing in Lagos, killing 16.

• November 13, 1995: Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9 crashed on landing in Kaduna, killing 9.

• January 17, 1996: Ibrahim Abacha, son of Sani Abacha, was killed in a plane crash. The group “United Front for Nigeria’s Liberation” (UFNL) claimed responsibility for the crash.

• November 7, 1996: A Nigerian ADC (Aviation Development Corporation) Airline Boeing 727-231 flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos with 142 passengers and 9 crew members crashed on landing, plunging into the lagoon with all on board killed.

• January 31, 1997: SkyPower Express Airways Embraer 110PIA crashed on landing in Yola, killing five.

• September 12, 1997: NAF Dornier 228-212 in Nguru, Borno State ran into a ditch during take off, none of the 10 people died.

• January 5, 2000: SkyPower Express Airways Bandeirante 110P1A crashes on landing in Abuja, killing 17.

• October 26, 2000: Dornier aircraft plunged into a thick bush near the Niger Delta, 6 occupants injured.

• May 4, 2002: EAS Airlines’ BAC 1-11-500 with 105 people on board crashed and burst into flames in a densely populated suburb of Kano, killing 76 on board and 72 on the ground bringing total casualties to148.

• November 30, 2003: A Cargo aircraft of Hydro Cargo, Brussels, Belgium, crash-landed.

• March 6, 2004: An Aenail spray aircraft with registration number 5NBEF belonging to Berfieex Nigeria Ltd, crashed at the Bauchi Airport.

• July 26, 2004: Pan African Airlines’ helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in Eacraros, Delta State, killing four persons on board.

• December 29, 2004: A Boeing 727 of Chanchangi Airlines belly-landed at the MMA.

• December 29, 2004: A Kenya Airlines aircraft crashed- landed at the MMA due to gear fault.

• January 28, 2005: A Nigeria Air Force fighter plane crashed into a farmland in Yar Kanya, Kano State.

• February 25, 2005: ADC’s B73 aircraft had its tyre burnt while landing at Yola Airport.

• March 27, 2005: A Boeing 737 of Bellview had one of its engines caught fire.

• June 11/12, 2005: Lagos: a Boeing 727-200 aircraft belonging to the domestic Chachangi Airlines overshot the runway at Murtala Muhammed Airport, while yet another overshot the runway at the airport in Jos in central Nigeria a day earlier.

• June 24, 2005: A Russian aircraft belonging to Harka Air crash- landed at the MMA, all the people on board died

• July 6, 2005, Port Harcourt: An Air France A330 plane crashed into a herd of cattle at Port Harcourt airport, sustaining serious damage and killing many of the cows.

• July 23, 2005, a Lufthansa aircraft crash-landed at Lagos airport and was badly damaged, but no life was lost.

• October 22, 2005: A Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 with 117 people on board crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos. All on board killed.

• December 10, 2005: A Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 crashes in Port Harcourt, killing all 103 on board.

• September 17, 2006: A 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crew members crashed in Benue State, leaving only three survivors.

• October 29, 2006: Aviation Development Corporation Airline Boeing 737 with 104 on board crashed minutes after take-off from Abuja’s airport. All but 6 perished in the disaster.

• November 10, 2006: OAS Service Helicopter crashed in Warri, Delta state killing four on board.

• August 2, 2007: Bristow-owned helicopter crashed inside ExxonMobil facility in Port Harcourt.

• March 15, 2008: Beechcraft 1900D plane marked 5N-JAH, belonging to Wing Aviation crashed in Cross River State. The wreakage was not found until 6 months after. All four crew members died.

• March 14, 2002: A helicopter belonging to the Joint Task Force (JTF) crashed in Kabong, Jos, killing all members onboard including four senior police officers.

• May 4, 2002: Executive Airline Services (EAS) BAC-1-11-525Ft aircraft crashed at Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, killing 70 people.

• December 10 2005: A Port Harcourt bound Sosoliso Airlines flight 1145 crash-landed in Port Harcourt Airport, killing 109 passengers including 60 students of Jesuit Loyola College Abuja.

• October 22, 2005: A twin Engine Boeing 737, belonging to Belview Airline crashed in Lisa Village, Ogun State and killed all the 117 passengers on board.

• October 29, 2006: An ADC aircraft crashed when it took off from Abuja, killing 105 people on board.

• November 10, 2006: A six-seater helicopter belonging to Odengene Air Shuttle (OAS) crashed in Delta State and killed two people.

• September 16 2006: Air Force plane crashed in Benue State killing Army generals.

• March 15, 2008: A twin-turbo Prop 19-seater aircraft belonging to Wings Aviation Ltd crashed in Calabar while on a routine flight from MMA, Lagos.

• March 8, 2011: HS-125 chartered aircraft crashed in Bauchi. No casualty.

July 29, 2011: A Kwara State-bound helicopter crashed in Osun State killing all on board including the Managing Director of Josepdam Group of Companies, Mrs. Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi and her personal assistant.





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