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Title: Weather and Constant Plane Crash in Nigeria
Authors: Ikhile, C. I.
Olorode, D. O.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Management Science Review (MSR), University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria,
Series/Report no.: 2(1&2);121-133
Abstract: This paper examines the incidence of constant plane crashes in Nigeria and the weather connection. The Nigerian weather condition for the past twelve years (12 years) was examined using weather elements of rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, sunshine wind speed and wind direction for four major towns, (Abuja, Lagos, Benin City and Port Harcourt) in Nigeria.. Results revealed that the changing weather conditions in Nigeria, over these years are in line with global climate change. And there has been a close connection between weather and constant plane crashes incidences in Nigeria For instance, it was reported that ‘Nigeria has a spotty air safety record with more than eleven crashes since 1995, killing over 600 people ‘It is concluded that Nigerian Government embarked on drastic measures to overcome the bad weather condition which has contributed to the constant plane crashes in Nigeria
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