Lagos - A charter plane with 20 people on board suffered an engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff in Lagos, crash-landing on the runway and killing at least eight people, officials told AFP.
"We have recovered eight bodies so far, while one person who is badly injured is being taken to the hospital. The rescue operation is still on. It was a small (charter) plane operated by Associated Airlines," Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency said.
An aviation official confirmed the plane, with 20 people on board, suffered engine failure after takeoff.