MISSOURI CITY, Texas - Relatives are mourning two Houston-area sisters who died in a plane crash in Nigeria that killed all 153 passengers.
Family members said Josephine Onita and Jennifer Onita of Missouri City were in Lagos to attend a wedding. They gathered Monday night at the home of the sisters' parents, who are pastors of a congregation affiliated with the Nigeria-based Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The older sister, 28-year-old Jennifer Onita, had an electrical engineering degree from Texas Tech and recently worked for a NASA contractor. The younger sibling, 23-year-old Josephine Onita, had attended the University of North Texas and managed a financial planning business started by her father.
Another sister, Christiana Onita-Olojo, tells the Houston Chronicle the women were "angels."
The plane crashed Sunday in Lagos.
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