Saharareporters has received information about a plane crash near the international airport in Abuja, Nigeria. The plane crashed in Tunga -Madaki village 2 kilometers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja shortly after take off on its way to Sokoto city in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Eyewitness account said the aircraft was engulfed with fire shortly after take -off, exploded into a huge ball of fire before crashing to ground.
ADC Airlines is owned by Aviation Development Company plc. based in Lagos, and incorporated in 1984. The airline has had a problematic safety history, one of its planes crashed under suspicious circumstances in Ejinrin, Epe Lagos in November 1996 with Professor Claude Ake, a social scientist from Port Harcourt on board amongst 142 passengers, many others have crashed sometimes without fatalities.
There are several school children on board amongst over 100 passengers with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Maccido on board (now confirmed dead), and sources said wife of the minister of Water Resources, Maryam Shagari (unconfirmed) was on board and is also confirmed dead, amongst senators and senior government officials, we have words that there are some survivors. The aircraft is believed to be a Boeing 737 aircraft.