Wednesday 17 October 2012

Cause of DANA Plane crash to be unraveled soon - DG

By Lateef Lawal

The real cause of the Dana Air plane crash of 3 June 2012, in which over 153 people were killed will soon be made known devoid of speculations. Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren, disclosed this on yesterday while delivering a paper at the Nigerian Air Force Safety Seminar 2012, in Abuja. He said that the speculations on what caused the accident had been much, adding that:“We must wait for the cause of the Dana accident of June 3. We are professionals and cannot speculate, as we are working with the manufacturers of the aircraft and the American Accident Bureau investigators to unravel the cause of the accident, and very soon, Nigerians will know the truth.”

Speaking on the theme, ‘Optimizing aviation safety in a developing nation,’ Demuren said safety is not defined by the age of the aircraft, but requires air worthiness status, good airman-ship, effective safety oversight, operational environment and management of human factors. 

He regretted that most airlines did not have maintenance hangar and facilities for the routine checks and unscheduled maintenance, saying the only saving grace is the
Nigerian Air-force hangar in Lagos.

Courtesy: Nigerian Aviation News.


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