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Nigeria's Jonathan tours plane crash site

Monday, June 04, 2012 - 00:51

June 4 - Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan visits the site where a plane fatally crashed on Sunday killing all 153 people on board. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday visited the site of a plane crash in Lagos that killed at least 153 people and vowed to make air travel in the country safe. Jonathan declared three days of national mourning and ordered an investigation into the cause of Sunday's accident, in which a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flown by privately owned domestic carrier Dana Air crashed into the iron roof of an apartment block in the Lagos residential suburb of Agege. Air craft crashes are not uncommon in Nigeria, where several domestic airlines are in operation under poor conditions such as financial difficulties and poor staffing. The President promised to get to the bottom of this accident and make flying safer in Nigeria. "I'm here with members of the National Assembly, and we will thoroughly investigate this, and the technical team will carry out their responsibility to tell us what went wrong," he said. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

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Nigeria's Jonathan tours plane crash site

Monday, June 04, 2012 - 00:51