May 30, 2024

Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza among 176 victims of Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran

TOPSHOT - Rescue teams work amidst debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8

Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza has been confirmed to be one of the victims of the Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran military last Wednesday, local newspapers reported on Saturday.

The victims included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals

Onoruoiza, the only African onboard the doomed aircraft, worked with Boeing on a three month training in Ukraine.

He was attached with the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the Mechanical noise and report back to the company because the said plane was scheduled for maintenance on Monday January 13, 2020 in Ukraine, reports said in Nigeria.

Iran admitted on Saturday it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board.

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