BEIJING, June 4 (Xinhua) -- A heavy death toll is feared after a passenger plane carrying more than 153 people crashed into a two-storey building in Nigeria's southwestern Lagos State on Sunday.
The following are major aircraft catastrophes that took place in Nigeria since 2000:
On Oct. 29, 2006, a Boeing-737 plane, which was flying from Lagos to the northwest city of Sokoto en route to Abuja, crashed shortly after taking off from the airport during a storm, killing almost 100 people.
On Dec. 10, 2005, a plane with 103 passengers and seven crew members on board crashed in the southern Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt, killing 106 people.
On Oct. 22, 2005, a Boeing 737-20 plane crashed shortly after taking off from Lagos for the capital Abuja, killing all 117 people on board, including several high-ranking officials.
On May 4, 2002, a plane crashed in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, killing 75 people on board and 73 people on the ground.