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Two of the crash victims were Lebanese, according to state-run Lebanon’s National News Agency and the Lebanese Foreign Ministry. The ministry identified them as Nadine Chidiac and Roger Awad.

The aircraft’s black box recorders, on which flight data is stored, had still not been found Monday, said Harold Demuren, the director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Mr. Demuren said the Nigerian registration number of the plane was 5NRAM. Aviation databases show the plane was exported to Nigeria in early 2009. It was first delivered in 1990 with the U.S. registration number N944AS to Alaska Airlines, and it suffered two minor incidents while in the Seattle-based airline’s service, according to databases of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Aviation Safety Network. On Nov. 2, 2002, the plane made an emergency diversion because of smoke and an electrical smell in the cabin, and on Aug. 20, 2006, the plane was evacuated after landing at Long Beach, Calif., because of smoke in the passenger cabin.

Bobbie Egan, spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines, said she had no information on the aircraft that may have been used several years ago by the airline and referred calls to Alaska’s corporate communications office.

On April 19, 2010, the plane made an emergency landing in Lagos because of loss of engine power after a bird strike following takeoff, according to the Aviation Safety Network.

Nigeria, home to more than 160 million people, has a history of major aviation disasters, though in recent years there hasn’t been a crash. On Saturday night, a Nigerian Boeing 727 cargo airliner crashed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, slamming into a bus and killing 10 people. The plane belonged to Lagos-based Allied Air Cargo.

Lagos-based Dana Air has five aircraft in its fleet and runs both regional and domestic flights. It announced on its website that all Monday flights have been canceled.

Local media reported a similar Dana flight in May made an emergency landing at the Lagos airport after having a hydraulic problem.

Sunday’s crash appeared to be the worst since September 1992, when a military transport plane crashed into a swamp shortly after takeoff from Lagos. All 163 army soldiers, relatives and crew members on board were killed.

Associated Press writers Slobodan Lekic in Brussels, Matthew Lee in Washington, Josh Freed in Minneapolis, Robert Seavey in Phoenix and Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed to this report.