Plane crashes shortly after take off near Lagos airport, kills 15
LAGOS (REUTERS) - Fifteen people were killed when an Embraer passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday, Nigerian authorities said.
Airports Authority general manager Yakubu Dati told a news conference the plane was an Embraer 120, a Brazilian make.
The Associated Airlines plane was flying from Nigeria's commercial capital to Akure, a southwestern town about 140 miles (225 km) away.
"An Embraer 120 plane came down at 9.32 a.m. (0832 GMT) with 20 passengers on board, inclusive of crew, and five people survived," Dati said. "We have recovered the black box."