AfricaAll Occupants Confirmed Dead in Cameroon Plane Crash

All Occupants Confirmed Dead in Cameroon Plane Crash


- Advertisment -spot_img

The eleven people conveyed in a plane that crashed on Wednesday May 11, have been confirmed dead by the Cameroonian transport minister.

All Occupants Confirmed Dead in Cameroon Plane Crash
Remains of the crashed Plane 

The State radio reported on Thursday that the nine passengers and two crew members of the propeller plane had died in the accident.

“The 11 occupants died, they have all been identified and recovered,” the Minister of Transport, Jean-Ernest Ngallé Bibehe, told journalists during a visit to the accident scene on Thursday evening.


In groups of two, gendarmes covered in sweat came out of the dense forest with the remains of the victims wrapped in white sheets, a journalist from AFP noted.

“There are mutilated bodies, others burned,” said a ministry official, who requested anonymity.

Read AlsoBlasphemy: Nigerians React as Students Beat, Burn Female Colleague in Sokoto

More than 200 villagers took part in the search for the bodies and debris, in addition to the gendarmes.

The two black boxes have been recovered and “they will shed light on the circumstances of this accident”, said Mr Bibehe.

“A strong wind was blowing before the crash, we believe that the bad weather conditions are at the origin of the accident,” said a policeman who requested anonymity.

Read Also26 Persons Die in Sokoto as Boat Capsizes

The make of the plane has not been made public, but Cameroonian media report that it was a Dash 8-Q400, a turboprop aircraft made by Canadian company Bombardier.

The plane was carrying employees of COTCO and service companies from Yaoundé to a pumping station linked to the pipeline in Dompta, in the northeast.

New Webbs is an independent online news platform launched with the aim of connecting the world with the latest news on the web.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Groups Commend Delta Police For Killing Notorious Kingpin

Delta, Nigeria - Two groups, Warri Urban Security Network (WUSN) and South-South Professional & Transparency Initiatives (SSPTI) have commended...

Google: N75m Grant For 15 Nigerian SMEs

In a bid to support small businesses, Google has announced the opening of applications for its Hustle Academy SMB...

283 Make First Class As Covenant University Produces New Graduate

Ogun, Nigeria - Covenant University at its ongoing 18th Convocation tagged - Release of Eagles 2023, has announced 283...

Bigi Annual ‘Watch & Win’ Promo Returns With Grand Prizes

Lagos, Nigeria - The award-winning Bigi Carbonated Soft Drink brand, a product of Rite Foods Limited, is delighted to...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

‘Attempted Coup’ In Burkina Faso Foiled – Military Junta

Burkina Faso's military junta, on Wednesday evening claimed it foiled an 'attempted coup d'état' the previous day (Tuesday) in...

50 Persons Poisoned At Wedding Party

At least fifty (50) people were poisoned at a wedding in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk due to contaminated...

Must read

Google: N75m Grant For 15 Nigerian SMEs

In a bid to support small businesses, Google has...

Rite Foods Set To Showcase Award-winning Refreshing Brands At Lagos Trade Fair

The award-winning Rite Foods Limited has partnered with the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) for the 37th Annual Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF) and is fully prepared to exhibit its unique brands.
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Buy More, Save More