Dana Airline have shut down their Abuja office. Meanwhile the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said more than 70 corpses (bodies unrecognizable) have been recovered from the crash site and deposited at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. LASEMA boss said the residents of the buildings that the plane struck will be evacuated and taken care of.
Meanwhile the pilot of the Dana Air plane was an American, co-pilot an Indian and the flight engineer from Indonesia. Among the dead are six Chinese citizens.
The pilot declared an emergency as the plane was on final approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and according to witnesses, the plane appeared to be coming in high with its noise up when it crashed, hitting the ground tail first.