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DANA Airís licence suspended

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Date: 18th, MARCH, 2013

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday cited safety concerns involving one of DANA Air’s aircraft as the reason for the temporary suspension of its operating licence.

According to the Acting Director-General of NCAA, Mr. Joyce Nkemakolan, the authority took the decision to enable the Ministry of Aviation carry out investigations on the operations of the airline as a precautionary measure.

In a short message service (SMS), spokesman of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, said: “This is a development in the industry. DANA Air’s licence was temporarily suspended over safety concerns in respect of one of its aircraft on Saturday in Abuja.”

Investigations showed that one of the McDonnel Douglas 83 aircraft in the fleet of DANA Air had a battery problem in Abuja on Saturday, as it was about to take off, forcing the airline to report to the authorities.

Following the report, the Ministry of Aviation ordered the grounding of the aircraft.

The airline, it was learnt, sent another aircraft to Abuja to carry passengers.

Article Credit: The Nation News

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