Bellview Airlines Flight 3210Saturday October 22, 2005
The tower lost sight and contact with the plane about five minutes after taking off from Murtala Muhammad International airport. The plane crashed about 30 miles north of Lagos. A storm was passing through the airport at about the time the aircraft took off. A combination of poor maintenance of the plane by the ground crew together with a lightning strike to the right wing of the plane caused the right engine to ignite, causing the aircraft to bank heavily to the left and eventually lose control.