How can a whole plane with passangers go missing in Nigerian airspace without a trace?
The last time a plane went missing, it was found a few days later in the bush with passangers dead, weak, and dehydrated.
So the question is, why don't they put one of those GPS devices on these planes?
Apart from a UFO coming to pluck the aircraft out of our airspace, where else could an airplane be without being located by a satellite?
The more passangers remain 'undiscovered' after a crash, the less their chances of survival. The shame is watching politicians carry on as if they know what they're doing while injured crash passangers await to be 'discovered' by wild dogs and hyenas.
Missing aircraft, a national embarrassment – Senate
By John Alechenu, Abuja
Published: Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008
The Senate on Tuesday described the inability of relevant government agencies to locate an aircraft four days after it went missing from Nigerian air space, as a national embarrassment.
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It mandated its committee on aviation to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate for legislative action.
The decision followed a point of order raised by Senator Ayim Ude. Ude relied on the provisions of Order 42 bordering on issues of urgent national importance, to draw the attention of his colleagues tothe latest developments on the issue.
An obviously disappointed President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, said, “That for four days we don’t know what has happened to the aircraft is a shame and embarrassment to this nation.
“In a serious country somebody from the aviation industry should have thrown in the towel. It is a serious issue that we cannot trivialise.”
Earlier, while moving the motion, Ude said, “It is still a developing story. What happened is that some villagers reported to the local government chairman that they saw a low flying aircraft and the chairman, without going to verify the claim, reported to the state governor.
“And the governor reported to Abuja , but when the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency officials went to the site, nothing was found. That was how the story changed.”
Senator Smart Adeyemi said facilities for emergency search and rescue should be put in place and people should be bold enough to take responsibility when they err.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba recalled that when the Belleview aircraft crashed about two years ago there was also a misinformation that it landed in Ibadan.
He said it was sad that agencies which should know were relying on “villagers and local government chairmen” for information they should be giving.