Preliminary report issued over Nigeria plane crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Investigators have released a preliminary report into the cause of a commercial airline crash last month in Nigeria, which suggests that the aircraft experienced a mechanical problem before it crashed in the country's largest city, killing more than 150 onboard and others on the ground.

The report released Thursday by Nigeria's Accident Investigation Board said the pilots of the doomed Dana Air flight became increasingly concerned about engine indicators as the flight from Nigeria's capital, Abuja, neared Lagos. The report said cockpit recordings showed the pilot just before the crash said: "We just lost everything."

The report said fuel for the aircraft appeared to be OK.

The Dana Air flight crashed June 3. Dana has been grounded since the crash.

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