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Ukraine Airline Plane Crash: Nigerian, Dauda Onoruoiza Identified Among 176 Killed By Iran’s Missile

Valentine Chinyem

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A Nigerian, Dauda Onoruoiza has been identified among the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 crash in Iran on Wednesday.

No fewer than 176 passengers and crew members fates unknown as a Boeing 737 plane carrying them reportedly crashed few minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, the capital of Iran.

According to reports, it was revealed that Onoruoiza was working with Boeing on three months training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise and report back to the company when the crash happened.

Days after the tragic incident, Iran has apologised its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board.

The nationality of passengers and crew aboard the plane were given as 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukranians, 10 people from Sweden, four from Afghanistan and three from the United Kingdom and Germany respectively.

Onoruoiza may have possessed the passport of one of the countries listed above.

No official acknowledgement has been made by Boeing on this.