- Adzuayi Ewuga, a pilot and daughter of Senator Solomon Ewuga, died in a plane crash in central Cameroon
- The young pilot flew a small plane when she reportedly lost contact with air traffic control services
- Tributes to the pilot on social media have arrived in the country from her family, friends and loved ones
Yaounde – Former Minister of State FCT, Senator Solomon Ewuga’s daughter, Adzuayi Ewuga, a pilot, died in a plane crash in Central Cameroon.
The newspaper Vanguard reports that the pilot who died in a mini-plane operated by Caverton Aviation Cameroon had 11 passengers on board.
The plane is said to have flown from Yaounde Nsimalen Airport to Belabo in the east of the country when air traffic control lost radio contact lor.
There were n o survivors in the country according to local media reports.
Crashed plane owned by Nigerian airline
According to Sahara Reporters, the aircraft is owned by Caverton Aviation Cameroon and was chartered by a private company, the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), which operates a hydrocarbon pipeline that runs between Cameroon and neighboring Chad.
The deceased worked with the company, which is a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group based in Lagos, Nigeria, which also controls Caverton Helicopters.
Reportedly is flew the plane back before the crash
The Daily Trust newspaper reports that the charter flight returned to Yaounde earlier due to the weather and was grounded for 75 minutes.
< p class="align-left">The plane flew then n at 12 o’clock back to Domta :46L with an endurance of approx. 4.5 hours.
At approx. 14:00 o’clock local time the air went out. The raft lost the Contacted the control tower and did not land at any airport after endurance time expired.
de Havilland Canada’s DHC-6 Twin Otter, currently marketed as Viking Air The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL multirole aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada.
The Nigerian sister airline also operates a single DHC-6-400 to complement various helicopters and supporting the country’s oil and gas industry.
Homage for the deceased also poured in, particularly on social media.
50 passengers disembark unharmed , when plane tires burst into flames at Port Harcourt
Recall that 50 passengers were rescued a hen the tires of a Dana Air plane caught fire recently at Port Harcourt Airport.
The plane broke down on its take-off at Port Harcourt on Flight #9J344 to Lagos aborted because the pilot said there was an anomaly in the cockpit.
Fire erupted from the tires due to excessive brake smoke, which was sustained on reaching the ramp was cleared.
Dana plane to Lagos makes emergency landing in bad weather
Although the said fault was not detected at the time of the incident, the pilot informed the passengers during the flight that the plane could not reach its destination.
After the emergency landing, the pilot said he made the decision for safety reasons.