Saturday, October 27, 2012

Update:Taraba Governor, 5 others survive plane crash

An aircraft, Cessna 208 5N-BMJ with six people on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba for Yola yesterday evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.

Governor Suntai's plane crashed at about 7.45pm but was found almost one hour thirty minutes after crash.

Search & Rescue located the plane with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. All passengers were transported to Yola Specialist hospital and later moved to the Federal Medical Centre.

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