Friday, 8 June 2012

Africa woke up last week to the tragic news of two airplanes crashing in Ghana and Nigeria that claimed close to some 200 lives.As families are yet to recover from losing the loved ones, tributes are still pouring in from various people around the world.
Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson is no exception as she appears to have been hit hard by the news of the crashes. Yvonne is one of Ghana’s few actresses who love travelling by air and there is no doubt that there is panic in the air now.

She is currently on set in Nigeria shooting her next movie with popular and controversial actress Tonto Dike and is still in shock about the crashes.
“My condolences go to families of victims of the crashes and the dead. Rest in peace. It was really terrifying to hear about the crashes. It was scary. It happened on the third day of shoot in Nigeria and I couldn’t even shoot that day. I had goose bumps all over and at night I couldn’t sleep,” she said when NEWS-ONE contacted her yesterday.
One June 4, the morning after the last crash, Yvonne wrote on social network twitter saying, “I couldn’t sleep last night. I was so sad because of the crash. May their souls Rest In Peace. God help us. This is sad. Wake up Nigeria.”
Nigeria’s Allied Air Cargo plane crashed into a commercial Benz Bus and killed 10 people when it overshot the runway at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday June 2.
The next day, Sunday, June 3, a Dana Air commercial airplane crashed while flying from the Nigerian capital Abuja, to Lagos. All 153 people on board and an estimated 100 persons on the ground were killed.
Yvonne was not the only Ghanaian actor in Nigeria when both crashes took place: unconfirmed reports said Majid Michel, Juliet Ibrahim and Nadia Buari were all in Nigeria when the incident took place.
Currently, there is no news of any Nollywood figure onboard the Dana Aircraft. But there was a report of a musician missing his flight, thereby saving his life.

Credit: NEWS-ONE   



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