REVEALED: Why The Plane Carrying Agagu’s Corpse Crashed

Published 5 years ago by: Abraham Dickson
at 11:27 PM, 5/10/2013 (5 years ago)

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Facts have emerged on the reasons the chartered Embraer 120 aircraft carrying the corpse of ex-Ondo State governor, Chief Olusegun Agagu, crashed on Thursday minutes after it took off from the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos, enroute Akure.

Plane-crashWhile officials said the ill-fated aircraft carried only 20 people on board, a reliable aviation source disclosed on Friday that the plane might have crashed because it was “overloaded” in some other ways…

The plane had 20 passengers, 13 of which died while the seven others were left in critical conditions.

The top source, who pleaded not to be named because of the sensitive nature of the issue, told Nation that at the time of the crash, the plane had 5-hour endurance fuel, which constituted burden on the plane because it only needed just about a third of that quantity of fuel for a return trip from Lagos to Akure.

The expert said: “It is true that the plane is designed for 30 passengers and there were only 20 on board, but it was loaded with too much fuel, and that is professionally wrong. The aircraft had five-hour endurance fuel for a return journey that would not take more than one hour.

“Remember that the aircraft was also carrying a corpse, and you know that the weight of a corpse is more than that of a living person. This combined with the weight of the casket and the volume of fuel in the aircraft probably weighed it down as it approached the air.”

The foregoing, the source said, was compounded by the fact that the two engines of the aircraft might not have been in perfect conditions. Hence, when one of the engines packed up, the weight of the aircraft became too much for JUST one engine to carry.

“As it taxied for take-off, the pilot probably realised that the plane had lost an engine, but he believed that he was already at a point that we in the aviation sector call the “critical point of no return.” If he had aborted the flight at that point, the impact would have been much more.

“The pilot probably had to continue to go up or ‘pull off ‘ in the hope that the other engine could take the aircraft to a level where it could return to land and abort the flight. But whereas it is possible to stabilise with one engine when an aircraft is in the air, it is very dangerous to take off or land with one engine.”

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brainyme at 11:55 PM, 5/10/2013 (5 years ago)
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Plane don crash, he don crash... So many gist won't wake up the dead or change the hands of time. All we should just pray about daily is for us not to be at the right place at the wrong time.
phunny at 05:06 AM, 6/10/2013 (5 years ago)
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I taya for dem o.
casmas at 07:02 AM, 6/10/2013 (5 years ago)
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