Monday, June 4, 2012

Plane Didn’t Explode Until After 20mins, Delayed rescue operation wasted lives – Residents

A body removed from one of the buildings where a Dana Air plane crashed into at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos on Sunday June 3, 2012.
If help had come early, the over 140 persons, who died in the Dana commercial air plane crash at Iju, Lagos, yesterday might have been saved, residents have said. According to them, the aircraft did not explode immediately it crashed. It exploded after about 20 minutes. click to read the rest of the story...

An eyewitness said the incident happened between 3pm  and 4pm.

Narrating how the crash happened, an eyewitness, who claimed anonymity noted that the aircraft was seen swinging before it eventually landed on a newly constructed storey building.

‘’I was here with my wife and other people when we saw the plane moving around in random directions. Initially we were confused, but when it was getting usually close  to the rooftop of the houses around, we stood up and traced were it eventually landed,’’ he noted.

Continuing, the eyewitness said, ‘’When we got to the scene, we saw the plane on the building and it did not explode upon landing. The only fire from the aircraft was from the cockpit which was not much. It was only ten of us that first got to the scene. That little fire would have been quenchable if there was immediate emergency response from fire fighters. We were even using sachets of pure water to put off the fire before we heard loud explosion after 20 minutes.’’

It was further gathered that the absence of emergency response from concerned authorities, prompted one of the eyewitnesses at the scene to call the Chairperson of Local the Government, who informed the Lagos State Government.

Source: Eagleyereports.

25 comments:

  1. this is so sad to hear
    especially as they were obviously survivors
    before the explosion
    Nigeria, what can be done abut this country,Nigeria!!!!

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  2. *chills*. Ladun I wish you had put up a warning before shocking us with this pix! Even with the warning from CNN, the bloody lifeless bodies of the syrian children and Ghadaffi still haunts me. Please Ladun. Gracias.

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  3. Stop reporting foolish and senseless headlines, anh ha...can't you lend yourself a brain? My father lives close to the area and it was reported that the plane exploded on impact, even on TV too. Let's even assume it didn't explode on impact and the rescuers got there within the so-called 20mins, do you think the rescuers would not all have died in the explosion while trying to rescue victims? Or you think the plane would have announced before exploding? So there would even have been more loss of lives. In fact come to think of it, if it took 20mins for the plane to explode after landing, why weren't there any reports of onlookers caught in the explosion apart from the passengers and people in the buildings? Abeg o Ms Linda use sense small in your blogging...its not all about getting readers at all cost, respect the dead and stop trying to benefit from this tragedy.

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    1. Ode ni e you should have gone to spec savers. This is laduns blog not linda. Didirin

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    2. Thank you o. This Ladun dey act weird sometimes. If the plane didn't explode on impact, do you think the passengers would not have tried to get out in the first 2 minutes? Let alone 20 minutes.

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  4. Ladun, please remove this picture. I think it might be this man's sister! The top and hairstyle look very similar. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.nairaland.com/954646/sister-involved-dana-air-plane

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    1. No joor the sister is wearing black trousers. This person is wearing jeans. Sigh this is heartbreaking. Rip

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  5. So they were using pure water to quench the fire, then they heard the explosion while standing next to the plane and they still lived to tell the story...this is so annoyingly and disgustingly stupid that you would blog this story and put the kind of senseless and irresponsible headline you have put there...respect the dead o!!

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  6. Don't publish pictures of the dead without consent from the family, what of it was your sister Ladun?

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  7. Oh God, may der soul RIP.. Why didn't they try to escape when the plane crashed. If it took 20mins for it to explode. Are there any bodies from the plane. May God accept their souls. Its too sad.

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  8. Blood is on the hands of all those responsible for this crash. From an inept government down to the management of Dana. I now know more than 3 people who died on that plane. They are still gifting the country with flying coffins and Air Bole kajas. *crying face*

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  9. We have moved from objectivity to the absurd. Trying to blame someone. Why not try this; IF THE PLANE HAD NOT TAKEN OFF IT WOULD NOT HAVE CRASHED. Stop this blame game. Its a tragedy. Stop posting pictures of the dead. It doesnt help anyone. Please!

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  10. Thank you for the info, but I think 20minutes is too short for anything considering the fact that the plane crash landed on a two-story building..... moreso, how close are you to use pure water??? guys wake-up

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  11. I dnt blv ds crap. . . If it were so. . . Smbody amng d crew or passengers wuld av tried cmg out of d plane.

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  12. a lot of you that are accusing ladun of this message,pls get complete info b4 you judge,else stop reading her blog rather than reigning abuses..its nt nice..i dont know him/her bt pls play mature.

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  13. I think its true cos some1 close to me on that plane actaually changed his dp mssg on his BB to'Allah,here I come' around that time.he wouldn't have written that if he wasn't dying.its just so sad how our government's wasting lives.

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  14. Some of you need to have your head checked. Where you at the scene? Do you think the people residing there don't know what they are talking about? Mschew

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  15. Look at the pic very well... the sister is wearing blue jeans. Stop using somebody else's tragedy to draw traffic. It's bloody barbaric.

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  16. Jaja! U're the one that need to use sense. So you are purporting that because there is a possibility of an explosion (btw impact - 20min) rescuers should siddon and be looking and not attempt to save lives?! Have u heard of 9/11 NYC tragedy?!!! Do you know how many cops and firefighters perished while in the line of duty?! U see this is a good example of what the problem is with the Nigerian state! Ain't these people trained to save lives??!! Even if it is 1 person they are able to bring out of that crash it is still something! To answer your foolish question on onlookers not caught in the explosion. Are they trained firefighters? What rubbish are u typing. Abeg go & drink some pure water to clear ur brain before you type nonsense ojare.

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  17. Miss Sue or is it Suemonu you are d biggest mumu of all. So bcos firefighters died in 9/11 NYC it should become a standard that they must die in all tragedies. If u had any sense, you would have realized that my point in the post is that the information is false...the plane exploded on impact not 20mins after. If you must know, the first thing firefighters do in a tragedy is to assess the situation in order to determine if it is safe to attempt a rescue, so your low-level, dead-brain attempt to ascribe this to the Nigerian problem, of which you are one is just plain stupid.

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  18. We are supposed to be mourning and finding ways to bring an end to this sort of avoidable tragedies(and bringing culprits to the book). We're busy insulting each other. I think we should all be united in sober reflective states of mind. Pointing fingers now makes no difference. May the souls of the departed find peace.

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  19. Those of u saying its not true, didn't u read what Anon 08:11 wrote? That someone on the Dana plane changed his BB dp msg to "Allah,here I come". Whether 5mins, or 10mins, or 20mins...let's just thank God that they all had that time frame to speak to God and ask him to accept their souls into heaven. Which I believe God did because he is a merciful God

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  20. Wow about to die and he still had time to turn on his blackberry and type stuff?

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  21. Haba how can a dyin man change his status? Am sure most of u guys have neva entered a plane b4. Just sit down n think,20 good mins??? Dats sooo dumb.if they had up 2 dat kinda time they wld have obviously tried d emergency exit. Anoda thing is dat if d aircraft dint xplode almost immediately how then did it kill d occupants of d house? Dats if they also had all dat time 2 run for their lives y dint they? Africans are brainless.

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  22. PLease people NEVER use pure water to put off ANY fire. The nylon of d pure water will aggravate the fire. Its so sad!

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