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A NIGERIAN AVIATION STUDENT DIES IN A PLANE CRASH IN U.S.


A Florida Institute of Technology student, Alfa Ekele, a Nigerian national was identified as the person k#lled earlier this month at the Orlando Executive Airport after wind gusts of 60 mph flipped a twin-engine plane he was in.
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According to an official of the airport, the de@dly incident was caused by a microburst as severe weather descended on the airport as the plane – a Diamond DA-42 Twin Star – was waiting on the taxiway.
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The US Aviation Administration confirmed Ekele and one person were inside the twin-engine Diamond DA42 Twin Star when it flipped over at about 5 p.m. The plane was holding for takeoff on a taxiway while the weather was unfavourable, according to a spokesperson for the airport.
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Florida Today reported that the deceased was working on a master’s degree in administration of applied aviation safety at the university’s College of Aeronautics.

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