The First Plane Crash In Nigeria At Igbo Ilapa Hill In Ikogosi, Ekiti In 1942
The chance of surviving an air crash is very slim and as such is a disaster when they occur. According to statistics, most air crash occur during takeoffs or landing. Crashes during aircraft cruising are very minimal.
According to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, aviation accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place from the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, and in which:
A person is fatally or seriously injured
The aircraft sustains significant damage or structural failure
The aircraft goes missing or becomes completely inaccessible.
It is worthy of mention to say that the first fatal aviation accident was near Wimereux, France, on the 15th day of June, 1785. The crash killed Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier who is the balloon inventor, and the other occupant, Pierre Romain.
According to the research we at Autojosh were able to put together, the first plane crash in Nigeria occurred on April 12, 1942 at about 8:15pm on Igbo Ilapa Hill. It is a hill in Ikogosi town of Ekiti state. Ikogosi is the town where warm and cold spring co-exists on a spot. It attracted a lot of tourists.