How Haiti Private Jet Crash Killed American Missionaries, All Six On Board

All six people on board a private plane, including two American missionaries, were killed when the aircraft crashed in Haiti, southwest of capital Port-au-Prince, according to media reports and a missionary group. The plane went down on Friday evening en route from an airport in Port-au-Prince to the southern coastal city of Jacmel, typically a short flight, reported the Miami Herald, citing a statement by the National Civil Aviation Office (NCAO). Reuters could not independently confirm the report.   READ ALSO: LATEST: Military Plane Crashes, 17 Dead, 40 Injured REVEALED: Three…

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LATEST: Military Plane Crashes, 17 Dead, 40 Injured

An air force C-130 aircraft carrying Philippine troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway Sunday, killing at least 17 military personnel while at least 40 were rescued from the burning wreckage, officials said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said rescue efforts are ongoing.   READ ALSO: REVEALED: Three Times Kaduna Plane crashes Killed Top Army Chiefs, Governor How Nigeria’s Army Chief, Attahiru, 10 Others Killed in Plane Crash 7 toddlers, 55 others on board “disappeared” Boeing 737 Plane – Official   He said the aircraft had 92 people…

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JUST IN: Plane Crashes After Takeoff, Kills 3 in Eastern DR Congo

The plane, which was leaving the Kavumu airport for Shabunda, crashed after takeoff   Three people were killed in a plane crash Wednesday at Kavumu airport in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to Radio Okapi, a United Nations-run radio station.   READ ALSO: JUST IN: How 5 NAF officers, 2 crew died in Abuja plane crash + NAMES 7 toddlers, 55 others on board “disappeared” Boeing 737 Plane – Official REVEALED: Three Times Kaduna Plane crashes Killed Top Army Chiefs, Governor   The three killed in the plane crash were two crew members and one passenger said Radio Okapi in a tweet. According to Radio Okapi, the…

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BREAKING: Only 45,000 foreign pilgrims will perform 2021 Hajj -Saudi Arabia

  Nigeria, which hirtherto got 95,000 Hajj quota, will share just 45,000 slots with over 60 countries of the World as Saudi embargoes Hajj for people under the age of 18 and above 60 years   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has pegged the global attendance for 2021 Hajj at only 60,000 with just 45,000 quota, out of this, slated for prospective pilgrims from outside the kingdom. The announcement made by the Kingdom few hours ago via a twitter handle; @HaramainInfo sighted by Platforms Africa, noted that only 60,000 pilgrims will be…

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Buhari’s absence at Army Chief, Others’ burial sets Twitter on fire

  “Buhari, who went to Paris for 4 days, could not go to Attahiru’s funeral for 30 minutes.”   The absence of the Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari ( a Major General retd.) at the burial of his Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel in Abuja on Saturday, has been greeted by hot reactions on Twitter. Some Nigerians on Twitter wondered why Buhari failed to show up, despite that the event was in Abuja.   READ ALSO: Kaduna Crash: Co-Pilot Dies 2 Months After Wedding,…

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Kaduna Crash: Co-Pilot Dies 2 Months After Wedding, Pilot weeks to Marriage

  Here are the pity evoking details including photos + how 20 military officers killed in three crashes involving Nigerian Air Force jets in last 3 months   As Nigerians mourn the death of Nigeria’s Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers who died in a plane crash in Kaduna, on Friday, friends and families of the deceased are still in shock. One of the victims is Flight Lt. Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, who just married a couple of months ago.   READ ALSO: REVEALED: Three Times Kaduna Plane crashes Killed Top…

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Nigeria’s Aviation workers begin strike, ground Kaduna Airport

  Aviation workers will, from today Sunday, shut down flight operations at the Kaduna Airport as the various aviation unions in the country jointly resolved to proceed on an industrial action till Friday. The unions are: National Union Of Air Transport Employees, Association Of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and National Association Of Aircraft Pilots And Engineers. In a letter jointly signed by the leaders of the three bodies, the workers said the strike was in consonance with the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State Chapter, to embark on the…

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Union Kicks Against `One-Man-Show’ in Nigeria’s Aviation Governance

  The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), has identified what it called a “one-man-show’’ as the bane of the aviation sector in the country. Comrade Ben Nnabue, the National President of NUATE, made the remark in his May Day address, on Saturday in Lagos. Nnabue said the union had persistently pointed out “the folly of one-man-show in the governance of the sector’’, adding that there had never been governing boards for agencies under aviation. According to him, with the minister being the chairman of all the so-called Interim Boards, the affairs of…

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Meet Aziz Kountche, African man who turned dreams into drones

  From the outside, the house is a typical upmarket residence in Niamey, but inside it looks like no other. Three drones straddle large tables with their albatross wings, amid improvised building materials and tools. Aziz Kountche (pictured), a grandson of Nigerien general and former president Seyni Kountche (1931-87), is an obsessive aeronautical entrepreneur who launched his civilian drone company, Drone Africa Service, in 2016, pledging aircraft that are ‘100 percent Nigerien’. ‘We import products that are not found here such as fibreglass, carbon, but everything else — design, modelling,…

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Nigeria’s top Pastor, Adeboye, reacts as authority grounds Private Jet

  “…somebody wanted a bribe. And you know if you are expecting a bribe from me, you have to wait forever,” Pastor Adeboye   Popular pastor in Nigeria, the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has reacted as his private jet was prevented from flying. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the private jet, AgustaWestland AW139 with registration number 5N-EAA, over two weeks ago, following the expiration of some of its papers and spare parts. Adeboye who reacted during a special meeting with all ordained…

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