– A young Nigerian on a tutelage programme with Boeing was among those killed in the plane that crashed in Iran
– Dauda Onoruoiza had the mandate to study the mechanical sound of Boeing 737-800 and report back to the company
– So far, he is the only Nigerian on the flight that was brought down by Iranian military in what the government called an error
His name is Dauda Onoruoiza and he was on a training programme. He must have had plans as he journeyed through 2020. However, his life was cut short in Iran.
Onoruoiza was among the 176 people in the ill-fated jet belonging to the Ukraine International Airlines and which was brought down by missiles reportedly fired by Iranian military.
The jet, which was to face maintenance in Ukraine on Monday, January 13, crashed with no survivor after it was attacked.
Today News Africa reports that Onoruoiza was on training with Boeing in Ukraine and was attached to a plane with which he should fly and study some mechanical issues.
He was expected to report back to the company his finding relating to Boeing 737-800.
Apart from the Nigerian killed in the incident, other victims included 11 passengers from Ukraine, 82 from Iran, 63 from Canada and three from Germany.
The flight also had 10 passengers from Sweden, four from Afghanistan. Three other passengers were from the United Kingdom.
In a short note posted its website, Boeing described the incident as tragic. It also sent condolences to the families of the passengers and the crew.
Legit.ng had reported the Iranian government admitted that its military made what it called an ‘unforgivable mistake’ in unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner.