At Least Nine Dead After Plane Crash in Nigeria

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency spokesman says the engine failed on take-off


A Nigerian charter plane has suffered engine failure shortly after take-off from Lagos, crash-landing near an airport fuel depot and killing at least nine people, officials say.

The Associated Airlines charter flight took off about 9.30am (1830 AEST) on Thursday from the domestic terminal at Lagos's Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

"It was going to Akure (in the southwest). The engine failed on take-off and it crash-landed and burst into flames," said Supo Atobatele, spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.