Today In History : 1973 Kano Plane Crash And More

1973: A plane crashed in Kano, Nigeria, killing 176 people.

The Kano air disaster was a chartered Boeing 707 passenger flight on 22 January 1973 that crashed while attempting to land at Kano International Airport. It is the deadliest aviation disaster ever to take place in Nigeria,[1] as 176 passengers and crew perished in the crash. There were 26 survivors. [wikipedia]

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