TRAGEDY: ONE NIGERIAN, ONBOARD UKRAINIAN PLANE SHOT DOWN BY IRAN__COASTAL Times


BY OBED OLUKU…..

One of the 176 victims onboard the Ukrainian plane shot down by Iranian military, has been identified as a Nigerian man named Dauda Onoruoiza from Kogi state.

Onoruoiza was among the 176 passengers and crew that were killed on Wednesday when a missile from the Iranian forces hit Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 departing for Kiev.

The missile destroyed the Boeing 737-800 aircraft few minutes after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The Kogi State-born Onoruoiza, until his death, worked with Boeing on a three-month training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise of the aircraft and report back to the company because the said plane was scheduled for maintenance on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Ukraine.

Iran admitted Saturday that it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming human error and “US adventurism”.

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