97 killed in plane crash in Nigeria


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The wreckage of an ADC Airlines plane is seen at the crash site in Abuja, October 29, 2006. A Nigerian airliner carrying 104 people crashed in a storm Sunday just after taking off from the airport in the capital. 97 were confirmed dead, according to Xinhua's report.

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A Nigerian airliner with more than 100 people on board crashed on Sunday near the airport in the capital Abuja, Nigerian media reported. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Maccido, the man regarded as the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria, was confirmed on board the plane which crashed after shortly takeoff on Sunday near the airport in the capital Abuja, Nigerian media reported.


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