Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Agagu Plane Crash - List of Survivors, All the Passengers and Crew + Press Release From Aviation Minister

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The former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu died some weeks ago and in preparation for his burial tomorrow, his family and friends were taking his body home. Unfortunately, the plane they had chartered crashed soon after take off. There were 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.  Read the press release by the SA to the minister of aviation and some updates on rescue operations and survivors below. May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) released the names of survivors as follows;

1. Agagu  Feyi - Survivor
2. Akintunde Taiwo - Survivor
3. Akintunde Akeem - Survivor
4. Akinsanya Femi - Survivor
5. Unknown male - Survivor

FROM THE NATION

Passengers
Feyi Agagu
Femi Akinsanya
Akintunde Joseph
Akeem Akintunde
Tunji Okusanya
Chijioke Duru
Kingsley Amaechi
Deji Afolabi
Mrs. E.O. Alabi
Daji Bernard
Deji Falae
Samson Hassan
Olatunji Okusanya


Crew members
Capt. Yakubu
Flight officer Oyinlola
Engr. Saroh Elaiye
Flight dispatcher Ibrahim
Mr. Felix Tatoye
Cabin attendant Owolabi
Cabin  attendant Samson.

Press Release

An Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with Reg No SCD 361 enroute Akure from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, crashed shortly after take-off at about 9.30 am local time. The plane had 20 passengers and 7 crew members on board.

Emergency rescue operations commenced immediately by a combined team of Fire Service and security personnel . Some persons pulled out from the aircraft have been rushed to the hospital while a few dead bodies have been recovered, The rescue operations is still on-going.

Joe Obi
SA (Media)  to the Hon. Minister


FROM THISDAY 


Feyi Agagu Survives Plane Crash - Update (1:30 pm)

- member of Obasanjo’s family confirmed dead

The son of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, Feyi, Thursday survived the Associated Airlines plane  crash in Lagos.

Feyi was said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash that left 17 passengers on board dead.

He was however among the survivors that had been taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for medical attention.

A member of Olusegun Obasanjo’s  family  whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report was said to have died  in the crash.



Lagos Plane Crash: Agagu’s Body Recovered, Rescue Operation Ended - Update (1:20 pm)



The body of the  late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, has been recovered in the  Associated Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos.

Thisday was also informed that rescue operation on the ill-dated plane has ended.

As at the time of filing this report,  eye  witness account said that Agagu’s body had been  taken to the Airforce Base, Ikeja.



Lagos  Plane Crash: 17 Dead, 5 Injured, Agagu's  Son on Board - Update (12:30pm)

 The corpse of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu,  who died recently was on board the Associated Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos Thursday.

On  board the ill-fated aircraft were also Agagu’s only son, Feyi,  the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr  Deji Falae and a staff in the Protocol  Department of the Governor’s office, Mr Layi Daji.

Also on  board were  Mr Tunji Okusanja Jr and his father, Tunji Okusanja. However,  while Okusanja senior is said to have sustained injuries and unconscious, his son is believed to have been among those that died.  The Okusanja  family owns the  MIC Caskets, a  popular funeral undertakers in  Lagos Island.

An  employee of MIC Caskets,  identified as Chijioke, was also among those that  died in the crash.

As at  the time of filing this report, Agagu’s corpse had been taken to the Nigerian Airforce base.








9 comments:

  1. May their souls RIP. So sad

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  2. Hmmmm. May they rest in peace.

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  3. First heard the wife and son and all passengers had died, it's good that some survived and the wife is not even on the plane. May the dead rest in peace.

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  4. This should read 13 passengers and 7 crew members. May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

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  5. So glad Femi survived. He is married to Agagu's younger daughter Mowunmi. May the souls of the departed rest in peace!This is so so sad..I just hope those that survived do not succumb to injuries!

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  6. RIP, so sad for the family. May God console them.

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  7. May their souls rest in peace. What a world

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  8. May their soul rest peace

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