AIB releases final interim report on Dana air crash three years after

Dana Air. Photo: wikimedia

Dana Air. Photo: wikimedia

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau (AIB) of Nigeria, on Wednesday released the ‘third and final Interim Statement’ on Dana Airlines air crash MD-83 with registration number 5N-RAM, which occurred at Iju- Ishaga area of Lagos State, Nigeria on June 3, 2012.

The report with reference number: DANA/2012/06/03/INTR/03 reads: “On the 3rd of June, 2012 at about 1545 hours, a Boeing MD-83 aircraft, Registration 5N-RAM on a domestic scheduled commercial flight operated by Dana Airlines as (DANACO 0992), crashed into a densely populated area following a loss of power on both engines while on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Nigeria.

“All of the 153 persons on board the airplane including the six crew members were fatally injured. There were six confirmed ground fatalities.

“In accordance with Annex 13 to the convention on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act (NCAA), 2006, this is an updated interim statement being issued for the 3rd anniversary of the accident. “The purpose of this investigation is the prevention of aviation accidents and incidents. It is not to apportion blame or liability.

“Three interim safety recommendations were made to Dana Airlines and one to the Regulatory Authority respectively. These recommendations were accepted and have been implemented by both the Operator and the Regulatory Authority.

In conclusion the Bureau stated: “The draft final report is ready and has been sent for the mandatory 60 days as prescribed in the Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chapter 6. 3) for comments and or suggestions.

Four new safety recommendations were made to the appropriate stakeholders. The report will be released to the public accordingly in due course”.

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