250 Escape Death When Egyptian Plane Crash-Lands in Nigeria
Around 250 passengers and crew escaped unhurt when an EgyptAir plane on route from Cairo to Abidjan crash-landed in northern Nigeria, airport officials said Wednesday.
The plane came down at the international airport in northern Nigeria's largest city, Kano, early on Tuesday and all aboard were safely evacuated, they said.
Shocked passengers, taken off the plane, told AFP they had been warned the plane was to make an unscheduled landing in Kano because of engine trouble when it suddenly nose-dived.
Steve Ogedengbe, zonal manager of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency said the plane was still at the airport undergoing tests -- KANO, Nigeria (AFP)
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