A monumental tragedy has hit the household of Senator Solomon Ewuga, a former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
His second daughter, Adzuayi Ewuga, a Pilot, has died in a fatal plane crash in Cameroon. She was the Pilot in command.
The minj-aircraft, belonging to Caverton Aviation, Cameroon, a subsidiary of Calverton Offshore Support Group, had eleven passengers, all Oil Workers, on board. There was no survivor.
The aircraft said reports, suddenly ran into a bad storm and crashed into a forest, and burst into flames. It took off from Yaounde Nsimalen Airport, and headed for Belabo, when the traffic control lost touch with it.
Other souls lost were: Dicka Endella Estelle, Kesseng Jean Charles, Pewite Nkewenti Serge, Tchehou Tchakounte Serge, Asu Rudolf, Baban Andre, Kouayep Armand, Ndanja Gadinga Celetsine, and Tchatua Ernest.
Early reports had said the Pilot in charge was Group Captain Ugorji, a retired Nigeria Airforce Officer. But it turned out that Ugorji, who also works for Caverton was not on the flight.
Senator Ewuga, from Nasarawa State, is a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.