In a plane crash, 11 people died, including a female pilot who is the daughter of a Nigerian politician.


On Wednesday, Adzuayi Ewuga, the pilot daughter of Senator Solomon Eguwa, died in a plane crash in Central Cameroon. 

The plane was reportedly going from Yaounde Nsimalen Airport to Belabo in the country's east when it lost touch with air traffic control, crashing and killing everyone on board. 

When the ill-fated mini-aircraft belonging to Caverton Aviation Cameroon, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group, crashed, the dead was flying oil employees. 

Due to bad weather, the personnel from COTCO Cameroon Oil Transport Company, who were on a chartered flight from Yaounde to Domta (Cameroon), were forced to return to Yaounde and lingered there for 75 minutes. 

The plane subsequently took off for Domta at 12:46L, with a flight time of around 4.5 hours. 

The airplane lost communication with the control tower around 14:00 local time and did not land at any airport beyond the endurance time. 

The Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. 

A single DHC-6-400 is also operated by the Nigerian sister-carrier to supplement several helicopters that service the country's oil and gas business. 

Tributes to the departed have been flooding in, particularly on social media. 

A single Ayuba "Sunset at midday," wrote Facebook user Timothy Ewuga. Rest in absolute tranquility. Solomon Adzuayi EWUGA Sen SOLOMON EWUGA's second daughter, who was a pilot till her death." 

"Nigeria loses another Female pilot!!" commented another Facebook user, Princely Onyenwe. May the souls of these two Nigerian female pilots, who died while performing their duties in the service of humanity, rest in peace." 

"I saw you once in the village (Alushi) and was informed you are my cousin," Maga Nancy Ruth says. We exchanged greetings and chatted, hoping to meet again, but the nature of your profession prevented us."


Source: Ghbase.com 

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