The day after the crash, Mr Borishade criticised the pilot, saying he had ignored bad weather warnings. The pilots' union condemned his comments as premature ahead of any investigation. Mr Obasanjo went to Sokoto to pay his respects after the death of Sultan Mohammadu Maccido. Two senators and the son of a former president were also among those who died. Just over a year ago, a passenger jet operated by Bellview went down near Lagos, killing 117 people. Seven weeks later, a plane operated by the Nigerian airline Sosoliso crashed on landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt, killing 106 people, half of whom were children. Since then new aviation officials have been appointed and runways are being improved. The government says airport technology is also being upgraded to improve navigation.
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