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Old 29th Oct 2006, 16:40
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Another airline crash

This is on bbc news:

The Sultan of Sokoto Mohammadu Maccido and his son, a senator, and other northern leaders were on board the ADC airlines flight to the city of Sokoto.
The plane crashed in a storm shortly after take-off, state radio said. Four people have reportedly survived. This is Nigeria's third major air disaster in a little over a year

AP news agency says that the plane was a Boeing 727.
The government had already announced a major plan to overhaul the aviation industry and improve safety following last year's disasters, which killed more than 200 people.
Several airlines were grounded while safety checks were carried out.
ADC planes were not involved in last year's crashes. The president himself blamed corruption and corner-cutting for poor safety standards.
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