A plane with 20 people on board suffered an engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff in Lagos, crash-landing on the runway before catching fire, an aviation official told AFP.
"It was an Associated Airline plane. It was going to Akure (southwest). The engine failed on takeoff and it crash-landed and burst into flames. Twenty people were on board," said Supo Atobatele, spokesman for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.