- A small private Nigerian plane carrying three people went missing at the weekend, Nigeria's aviation officials disclosed.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Sam Adurogboye, said search into the whereabouts of the Beech aircraft plan has since began. It took off at Lagos international airport on Saturday.
In 2005 and 2006, four air crashes occurred in Nigeria, killing hundreds of people. It resulted to the banning of some airlines from operating in Nigeria.
However, no single air accident was reported in the country last year mainly because of changes in the commercial aviation industry.
Rich Nigerians own several private planes, which are mostly used for business and other transactions.
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