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Monday, 13 January 2020

Meet Nigerian Who Died In Ukrainian Airplane Shot Down By Iran

A Nigerian has been identified among the 176 people killed in the Ukrainian airplane shot down by Iran.

According to available information, the Nigerian who died in the crash is named Dauda Onoruoiza, and he is from Kogi State.

Onoruoiza, a staff of American airplane manufacturer Boeing was on a three months training with Boeing in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to study its mechanical noise and report back to the company ahead of its maintenance scheduled on Monday, January 13 in Ukraine.

Recall that the airplane bound for Ukrainian capital Kyiv with 176 passengers that included 82 Iranians, at least 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians was mistakenly shot down by Iran.

The crash occurred just after Iran fired missiles at Iraqi military bases housing US troops in retaliation for a drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was one of Iran’s most powerful and influential military leaders.

Iran admitted to shooting down the airplane unintentionally on Saturday January 11, after initially denying the act and refusing to turn in its black box.

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