Global & Disaster Medicine

5/4/2002: An EAS Airline plane crashes into the town of Kano, Nigeria, killing 148 people.


“……The Executive Airline Services twin-engine plane took off from Kano at about 1:30 p.m. with 76 people on board headed for Lagos…..[T]he plane immediately showed signs of distress before plunging toward the ground. It then ripped through a working-class neighborhood……About three full blocks of structures were destroyed.

Many of the victims on the ground were burned to death……”


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