Nigeria grounds two airlines
(CNN) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has grounded Sosoliso Airlines in the wake of a weekend crash that killed 108 people, many of them Catholic secondary school students on their way home for the holidays, the president's office said Tuesday.
One person survived the crash.
Obasanjo also grounded a second Nigerian airline, Chanchangi -- Nigeria's largest -- apparently because of a recent report on Nigeria's ailing airline industry citing the airline as unsafe. No further information was available.
Chanchangi was temporarily grounded late last year after the nose gear on one of its planes malfunctioned and the aircraft made an emergency landing. The grounding was lifted a week later after all its planes had been inspected.
The two airlines were grounded effective immediately.
The Sosoliso McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 crashed Saturday while landing at Port Harcourt, erupting into a massive fire. Initially seven people survived, but six later died.
Investigators have found the voice and flight data recorders of the Sosoliso plane but have yet to determine the cause of the crash, Reuters reports.
Sosoliso Airlines was established in 1994 and began domestic flights to six cities in 2000. There are no reports of previous crashes involving the airline.
Nigeria's air safety record is spotty, with more than 10 crashes since 1995, killing over 470 people -- including Saturday's crash.
Most recently, a two-seater aircraft crashed at Kaduna International Airport on November 29, killing two people, according to local media.
A month earlier, a Bellview Airlines plane went down in bad weather near Lagos, killing all 117 people on board.
CNN's Jeff Koinange contributed to this report
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