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Investigation into 2012 Nigeria plane crash faults pilot

  • FILE- In this Sunday, June. 3, 2012 file photo, People gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)

    FILE- In this Sunday, June. 3, 2012 file photo, People gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Sundy June. 3, 2012 file photo, people gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)

    FILE- In this Sundy June. 3, 2012 file photo, people gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, June. 4, 2012 file photo, rescue workers gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, June. 4, 2012 file photo, rescue workers gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed some 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the aircraft's pilot and raised long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)  (The Associated Press)

An investigation into a June 2012 plane crash in Nigeria that killed 153 people onboard and others on the ground has faulted the pilot and renewed long-standing questions over aviation safety in Africa's most populous nation.

The 210-page report by Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau says the Dana Air MD-83 lost power to one of its two engines 17 minutes into the flight from Abuja, the capital, to Lagos.

The report says the pilot flew on, with neither he nor his co-pilot following any emergency procedure checklists. It also faults the crew for not landing at a nearer airport.

The report, released Monday, says the plane lost power to its second engine while approaching Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The plane crashed in Lagos' Iju-Ishaga neighborhood, killing six people on the ground.