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Mystery Crash Confounds Nigerians

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 08:46:24 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 14:33:19 -0500
Subject: Mystery Crash Confounds Nigerians


Source: AV Web

http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_06b/briefs/186659-1.html

Mystery Crash Confounds Nigerians

February 5, 2004

By Russ Niles
Newswriter, Editor

Last Friday, witnesses claimed to have watched a plane,
possibly a Beech 1900, fall into the ocean. But since none of the
air carriers operating in the area have reported any of their
planes missing, air traffic controllers didn't have anything on
their scopes and searchers haven't found any wreckage, a search
has been called off.

The National Air Safety Initiative (NASI) had classified the
crashing object as a UFO, said NASI Executive Director Jerry
Agbeyegbe.

"Certainly an object was sighted crashing into the ocean, we
have termed it for now as a UFO," Agbeyegbe told Reuters.

"The fact that no aircraft is missing even makes it more
demanding for government to resolve the mystery, certainly it
should be viewed from the angle of national security," NASI told
the Daily Times of Nigeria.

The National Air Safety Initiative has issued a statement
condemning the government's decision to call off the search,
saying the very lack of physical evidence should make the
investigation even more compelling.

"We have advised [the] government to intensify [the] search
until we are absolutely sure that it was not a plane."

Initial reports from the crash scene indicated evidence of
wreckage but searchers now say there's nothing there.

"We are tired of looking at water. We are now convinced that
there was no plane crash," Emmanuel Ijewere, president of the
Nigerian Red Cross, told Reuters.




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