Date: May 04, 2002
Time: 13:30
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Operator: EAS Airlines (Executive Airline Services)
Flight #: 4226
Route: Abuja - Jos - Kano - Lagos
AC Type: BAC One-Eleven 525FT
Registration: 5N-ESF
cn / ln: 266
Aboard: 77   (passengers:69  crew:8)
Fatalities: 74   (passengers:67  crew:7)
Ground: 78
Summary: The aircraft crashed into houses, two mosques and a school in the densely populated neighborhood of Gwammaja, approximately 1.2 miles from Kano International Airport, shortly after taking off. There were reports of an engine failure and fire during the takeoff. Prior to the fatal crash, the aircraft involved in the incident had been grounded on two previous occasions to perform engine maintenance.

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