Plane carrying 27 crashes in Nigeria's Lagos, five dead
LAGOS (REUTERS) - A small chartered passenger plane with 27 people onboard crashed shortly after take-off at Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday and at least five people were killed, authorities said.
Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi said there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from Nigeria's commercial capital to Akure, a southwestern town about 140 miles (225 km) away, with seven crew and 20 passengers.
He did not have details of the type of aircraft.
"The plane couldn't lift properly so it just came down," Mr Obi said. "Some persons are being rushed to hospital. A few dead bodies have been recovered, but there are survivors."