Fears of on-ground deaths from Nigeria plane crash
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities say they fear a large number of people may have been killed on the ground from a commercial airplane crash in Nigeria that killed all 153 people onboard.
Officials with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency said Monday they don't know how many people were injured or killed when the Dana Air flight crashed Sunday near Lagos' international airport.
The Boeing MD83 came down in a densely populated neighborhood, smashing through businesses and homes. Rescuers worked through Sunday night at the site, trying to put out fires from the crash. Officials said searchers were still looking for the aircraft's black box recorder.
Sunday's crash was the worst air disaster in the troubled nation in nearly two decades.