Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air Operating Licence

Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air Operating Licence
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned the operations of Dana Air by suspending its operating licence.
Mr. Sam Adurogboye, the NCAA’s spokesperson on Wednesday, explained that the suspension order commenced on Wednesday.

According to Mr Adurogboye, the major purpose of the suspension was to pave way for an investigation on the airline. He further explained that Dana had already complied with the order.

Information Guide Africa reports that the suspension is coming on the heels of an earlier resolution of the Senate’s directive to the NCAA to ban the airline from flying in the Nigerian airspace.

The Dana airline is owned by Nigerian conglomerate DANA Group and operates scheduled domestic and executive charter services.

Dana Air Flight 992 was a scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria. On 3 June 2012, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft serving the route crashed into buildings in Lagos while attempting an emergency landing, killing all 153 people on board and 6 on the ground.

Subsequent investigations revealed that both engines had suffered loss of power, and that associated procedures had not been followed by the crew. The crash of Flight 992 is the deadliest aviation disaster involving a McDonnell Douglas MD-83.

Meanwhile, if you travel by air, kindly check out these list of items that are prohibited on a local flight. It'll go a long way towards saving you from embarrassment and even arrest by the respective bodies.

News source| Wikipedia.orgDailyNigerian.com
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