A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Dana plane crash: Nigeria’s aviation minister explains circumstances

04 June 2012, Sweetcrude, Abuja – ‘Sunday, June 3rd 2012 at 3:43pm local time, Dana Air flight 0992 from Abuja to Lagos declared an emergency with the Lagos control tower at 11 nautical miles to Murtal Muhammed Airport Lagos. A minute later the aircraft disappeared from the Air Traffic Control radar. The flight was found to have crashed into residents buildings at Iju area of Agege with 153 people onboard.

The Police, NEMA, rescue team from the airport, Lagos state, Ogun state and other agencies were at the crash site within minutes. At this time, no survivals have been found.

Our heart and prayers go out to the families of the passengers and the people on the ground who lost their lives in this tragedy.

The Federal Government will ensure that this incident I’d thoroughly investigated to determine the exact cause of this incident in order to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

Dana Air Flight 9J-992-Air Passengers List:
1. Abdu Aisha
2. Abdulrazak Lawan
3. Abikalio Tatoru
4. Adekola Ayoola
5. Adekunbi Adebiyi
6. Adeleke Oluwadamilare
7. Adijolola Abraham
8. Ahmed Mbana
9. Aikhomu Ehime, (son of former chief of General Staff)
10. Ailende Ehi
11. Ajani Adenike
12. Akinola Olumodeji
13. Akinsanya Moyo
14. Akinsanya Omonigho
15. Akwaeze Elizabeth
16. Alade Matins
17. Amiaka Raphael
18. Amina Idris Bugaje
19. Anibaba Tosin
20. Anthony Nwaokoagbara
21. Anthony Okara
22. Aouade Roger
23. Apochi Godwin
24. Ariyibi Temitope
25. Asuquo Niobong
26. Attuh Antonia
27. Awodogan Olusanmi
28. Bamaiyi Adamu
29. Benson Oluwayomi
30. Berkisu Myindadi
31. Bukhari Majkudi
32. Chukwuemeka Okere
33. Coker Olumide
34. Diawani
35. DavidKolawole Eyinojuoluwa
36. DavidKolawole Fortune
37. Dike Chinwe
38. Dike Chukwuezugo
39. Doherty Adedunni
40. Dukawa Mahmud
41. Ebuka Enumah
42. Echeidunbe
43. Ehioghae Sonny
44. Eribake Wale
45. Eyo Bassey
46. Fatokun Anjola
47. Fatokun Ibukun
48. Fatokun Olaoluwa
49. Faysal Inusa
50. Garba Abdu
51. George Moses
52. Hunna Walter
53. Hurriya Lawal
54. Ibrahim D
55. Ibrahim Jangana
56. Ibrahim Matankari
57. Ifeanyi Orakwe
58. Ifekawa Jones
59. Ijeoma Onyijuke
60. Ike Abugu
61. Ike Ochonogor
62. Ike Okoye
63. Ikpoki Abiola
64. Inusa Ahmed
65. Jennifer Ibe
66. John Ahmadu
67. Joy Allison
68. Kaika Farida
69. Kaltum Abubakar
70. Kamsiyonna Anyene
71. Kang Yi
72. Kayimarachi Anyene
73. Kayineochi Anyene
74. Komolafe Olugbenga
75. Lawal U. Anakobe
76. Levi Ajounuma
77. Li Huizhu
78. Li Rui
79. Li Janlas
80. Lt Col Chumbo Ochigbo
81. Mahmud Aliyu
82. Mamuna Anyene
83* Maj Gen Tahiru Umar (We understand he did not board the flight and is alive and well)
84. Maj IG Muhammad
85. Maria Okwulehie
86. Mbong Eventus
87. Mecha Eke
88. Mohammed Falmata
89. Mojekwu Adeobi
90. Mutihir Isttifaanus
91. N Chidiac
92. Nabil Garba
93. Nagidi Ibrahim
94. Ngozi Cole
95. Nnadi John
96. Noah Anyene
97. Norris Kim
98. Ntuko Charles
99. O Awani
100. Obi Chinwe
101. Obinna Akubueze
102. Obot Emmanuel
103. Ogechi Njoku
104. Ojugbana Amaka
105. Ojugbana Christopher
106. Ojukwu Alvana
107. Okafor Chinero
108. Okeke Hope
109. Okikiolu Olukayode
110. Okocha Christopher
111. Okonji Patrick
112. Okor Eseoghene
113. Oloko Tunji
114. Oluchi Onyeyiri
115. Olukoya Banji
116. Olusola Arokoyu
117. Oluwasegunfunmi Abiodun
118. Onemclease Amanehi
119. Onita Jennifer
120. Onita Josephine
121. Onwuliri Celestine
122. Onyeagocha Chimdinma
123. Onyegocha Ogechi
124. Onyeka Anyene
125. Osunbade Aderoju
126. Otegbeye Hadiza
127. Oyosoro Rajulie
128. Oyosoro Ugabio
129. Patience Sunday Udoh
130. Peter Nosike
131. Philip Chukwu-Buka
132. Rev. Ayodeji Cole
133. Ruoel Dhose
134. Saka Otaru
135. Sarah Mshelia
136. Shaibu Memuna
137. Shaibu Sam
138. Shehu Saad Usman, (Director Of Mainstreet Bank)
139. Shobowale Femi
140. Somolu Oluwakemi
141. Sparagano Lawrence
142. Stamford Ogrutse
143. Sunday Enumah
144. Taiwo Lamidi
*145. Tony Madichie-Group company secretary and Legal adviser of NNPC got on an earlier flight and thus did not board this ill-fated flight
146. Wang Yu
147. Wasa Awyetu
148. Wasa Ruth
149. Xie Zhenfeng
150. Yusuf Ali
151. Yusuf Ibrahim
152. Zhai shutao

In this article

Join the Conversation

  • Chuks

    May their soul rest in peace.

  • Dr. Joseph Ozigis Akomodi

    I was sickened to my stomach when I first saw the name of one of my very closed friend during my Secondary School days and studied at the same University in the former Soviet Union, Moscow. Dr. (Engr.) Godwin Ike Abugu popularly known as Bugus in our olden days. I wish it was just an accident that requires and organ been given for his survival, I would have offer any part of my organs for his survival.

    Bugus, as we all called him, is an easy going person. He bagged Bachelor/Masters and a PhD In Mechanical Metallurgical Engineering from Moscow National University of Science and Technology formally known as Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys He has since in
    early 90s relocated to Nigeria where many of us went to the western world to settle.

    Bugus, is the kind of guy who believed that hard work paid off in the long run. He was always very accommodating in every spectrum of life. I remembered during our University days, he tried to convince me to join stigma club in Moscow. This is a social club in which he was a dynamic member.

    He always calls me Joe, work without play make jack a dull boy. I cannot believed that he left us so soon. My heart goes out to his wife and the kids he left behind. I remember 2001 when I visited home, he just took a wife then. May God Almighty continue to give the family the fortitude to bear the lost. My condolences goes to his younger brother who came to Moscow after I left Russia Dr. Tony Abugu God would give you the wisdom and courage to be able to support his children that has now become your responsibilities.

    The merciful God would crown your efforts to ensure those children would be supported to fill the gap his death has created. My very hearted condolences goes to his young and beautiful wife, keep the courage. He watches over you and the kids. It was not in his intention to depart from you so soon. Remain bless forever Amen!