13:15 // 1 month ago
At this moment everyone is in shock, including the president, and what you have on your hands is a community of people who are grieving.Nigerian presidential adviser Reuben Abati • Discussing the deadly plane crash in Lagos that killed all 153 people aboard and an unknown number of people on the ground. The Dana Airlines flight, still burning nearly a full day later, crashed directly into a two-story building, causing fire at many nearby buildings. In the wake of the crash, the country has set a three-day mourning period. The country says the investigation is just beginning and it’s unknown what caused the crash.
They were spending Thanksgiving with their father. Last night’s deadly plane crash in Superstition Mountains, a rugged patch of mountains east of Phoenix, was especially sad because of the time of year. Six people died, including three children and three adult men. The mother of the children, who was not on the plane, was notified by authorities late Wednesday. “The mother is a pilot herself,” noted Elias Johnson of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department. ”She understands when a plane crashes at 230 miles an hour … directly into the face of the mountain … and when it’s a fiery crash,” the odds of survival are low. source
The crash happened on rough terrain, making rescue tough. A plane crash in the Superstition Mountains, east of Phoenix, appears to have left a large explosion, based on the webcam video above (key moment 53 seconds in).
Details are hard to come by right now. “We don’t know yet if it’s a passenger plane or a crop duster,” said Angelique Graham, the Pinal County (Ariz.) sheriff’s spokeswoman. “We can’t tell the size of the aircraft involved from the air and we can’t tell how many people may have been aboard.” Details are coming in as we speak. (Edit: Just got an update; the plane had three adults and three children on board.) source