Nigeria's airline industry is in dire financial straits, putting its already poor safety record at risk of further deterioration. . Here is a list of major air disasters to hit Africa's most populous nation in the last 11 years:
July 11, 1991 - A Nigerian Airways DC 8 carrying 242 pilgrims crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. All 261 people on board were killed.
Sept. 26, 1992 - A Nigerian Air Force C-130 crashed minutes after taking off from Lagos airport. Around 200 people died.
June 24, 1995 - A Harka Airlines Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-134 crashed at Lagos airport, killing 16 people.
Nov. 13, 1995 - A Nigeria Airways Boeing 737 crashed on landing in Kaduna, killing nine people.
Nov. 7, 1996 - A Boeing 727 operated by Nigeria's ADC crashed on its way from Port Harcourt to Lagos. All 142 passengers and nine crew died.
May 4, 2002 - A Nigerian EAS Airlines BAC 1-11 crashed in Kano. At least 148 people were killed, 75 on the plane and at least 73 on the ground.
Oct. 22, 2005 - A Nigerian Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos. All 111 passengers and six crew were killed.
Dec. 10, 2005 - A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines DC9 from Abuja crashed on landing in Port Harcourt, killing 106 people, half of them schoolchildren on their way home for Christmas.
Sept. 17, 2006 - Twelve Nigerian military personnel, mostly high-ranking officers, were killed in a plane crash in Benue state. Six survived.
Oct. 29, 2006 - An ADC airliner with 114 passengers on board crashed and burned after take-off from Abuja, killing 96 people.
June 3, 2012 - A McDonnell Douglas MD-83, operated by privately owned domestic carrier Dana Air, carrying 147 passengers and six crew, crashed in the Agege suburb of Lagos, killing all on board and 10 on the ground.