She was accompanied on the trip by one of her personal assistants, Mrs Bunmi Amusan, and the Book Sales Coordinator with the Church, Mr Olaitan Ogundipe. When it became obvious that the plane was heading for disaster few minutes after the pilot's announcement, the lovely woman, with Mr Olaitan Ogundipe, attempted an escape through the available exit, but unfortunately was unsuccessful. The action, NCAA, disclosed, was precipitated by the inability of the airline to pay full compensation to families of the crash victims. At about 14:08 local time (13:08 UTC) on 10 December 2005, Flight 1145 from Abuja crash-landed at Port Harcourt International Airport. However, a year has passed. THISDAY gathered that the last meeting held on December 7 and presided by the Minister of Justice, Mr. Bayo Ojo , has already resolved the matter with Sosoliso being asked to work towards paying the families over a period of time. 4 hours ago, PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label, UK Based Nigeria Humanitarian Engr. ( It was reported that the approach lights were off because of a lack of diesel fuel which fuel the diesel generators that help give power to the airport's approach lights. [15], Andy and Ify Ilabor, the parents of crash victims Chuka, Nkem, and Busonma "Buso" Ilabor, started a foundation called the Ilabor Angels to assist orphans and AIDS victims. Port Harcourt Airport had one fire truck and no ambulances. And so the sweet expectations and euphoria of mothers, husbands, wives, friends and associates who had thronged the airport to receive dear ones turned into deep sorrow. [18], Also on the flight were two volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders en route to work in Port Harcourt, Hawah Kamara and Thomas Lamy,[19][20][21] as well as televangelist Bimbo Odukoya, pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, who succumbed to her injuries the day after the accident. In the Air France Airbus A330 accident in Canada, all the over 300 passengers were safely evacuated and rescued within 90 seconds before the aircraft burnt down completely. Kechi was treated at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa[16][17] and at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, United States. I met him through his best friend in my part one in the University of Ibadan.” Furthermore she said, she prayed to God to let her meet her husband early as that would keep men away from her. The leading edge of the boundary, in theory, could have included an abrupt increase in wind speed and significant horizontal and/or vertical windshear. TW’s Special Oct 2020 Protest Issue Focu, Billionaire Heiress, Temi Otedola, Shines As Kunle Afolayan, Meet The New Miss Africa Great Britain Chinyanta Kabaso From. One day, while we were with some friends inside a car, the Lord told me that the young man sitting with me in the car was the man I was going to marry. You see, only God knows the heart of man. “Similar accidents all over the world have had appreciable level of success in rescuing passengers. The eyewitness was a Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) security guard stationed about 1 km from the runway. Others are Pastor Deji Folarin of Christian Love Bible Church, Paul Adams of CCIC, Lekki, Pastor and Mrs Paul Ogedengbe of The Lord Reigns Ministries, among others. In a recent workshop, the Director General of NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren had said of the Sosoliso accident: Ironically one of the lucky survivors was Miss Bunmi Amusan, a personal assistant to Odukoya, whose wedding date was around the corner before crash. In 2001, when Sosoliso Airlines began services between Port Harcourt and Abuja, parents placed their children on the flights. 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