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									ADC Airlines Flight 53
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Aviation Development Company Airlines (ADC) Flight 53 was a scheduled                                Aviation Development Company
passenger flight operated by ADC Airlines that crashed on 29 October 2006                                       Flight 53
shortly after take-off from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria,
                                                                                                                  Occurrence summary
at around noon local time (11:00 UTC). Immediately after takeoff from Abuja, the
                                                                                                     Date               29 October 2006
Boeing 737 contacted the ground, broke up and caught fire in a corn field. [1] The
flight is reported to have had 104 people on board.[2] Mohammadu Maccido, the                        Type               Disputed

Sultan of Sokoto and spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, the sultan's son,                        Site               Abuja, Nigeria

Senator Badamasi Maccido, Dr Nnennia Mgbor, the first ever female West African                       Passengers         105
E.N.T. Surgeon [clarification needed] , and Abdulrahman Shehu Shagari, son of                        Crew               5
former president Shehu Shagari, were on the passenger list. [3] Despite media                        Injuries           9
confusion, it is a fact that 9 [4] people survived, among those the 3 daughters of                   Fatalities         97 (include one on ground)
Ibrahim Idris, governor of Kogi. Also, a woman counted among the dead had                            Survivors          9
survived with no serious injuries.                                                                   Aircraft type      Boeing 737-2B7
The plane was heading for the northern state of Sokoto. The crash sparked                            Operator           ADC Airlines
intense national protest to improve the nation's aviation sector. It is the direct                   Registration       5N-BFK
cause for the change of the minister of aviation and the complete change to its
aviation sector. This was the eleventh Nigerian airliner crash since 1995, bringing the death toll to more than 500 people.[2]
The previous crash involving ADC happened on 7 November 1996; 143 people were killed when a Boeing 727 went down
near Ejirin, losing control after taking evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision.[5]
President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, faced with pressure to remove Babalola Borishade, the Minister of Transportation,
transferred Borishade to another department. [6]

References
   1. ^ Accident description           at the Aviation Safety Network                counted among the dead is alive and kicking
   2. ^ a b leader among those killed in Nigerian plane crash ,                   5. ^ ASN report on 1996 crash
      CNN                                                                         6. ^ "Nightmare in Nigeria: How Blunders and Neglect Stoked
   3. ^ Nigerian Jet Crashes, 98 Feared Dead , CBS KYW-TV                            an African Air Tragedy ." The Wall Street Journal. 1
   4. ^ A SURVIVOR of Sunday’s ADC plane crash initially                             October 2007. Retrieved on 10 January 2009.

External links
      Picture of the aircraft before the crash
                                                                                                                                       Nigeria portal
      BBC's story
      NYTimes' story                                                                                                                   Aviation portal

      Reuters' story
                                                                                                                    Wikinews has related news:
                                                                                                                    Report of air crash near
                                                                                                                    Abuja - over 100 feared dead

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