October 22, 2005

Airliner missing after take-off in Nigeria: media

LAGOS (Reuters) - A passenger aircraft operated by Bellview
Airlines carrying 114 people went missing on late on Saturday
shortly after take-off from Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos,
Nigerian media reported.

Aviation authorities were trying to locate the aircraft
after it lost contact with the control tower minutes after
taking off for the capital Abuja, media said.

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the reports.