Category Archives: Dana Air

Dana Air hopes to resume operations with two Boeing 737-500s

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Dana Air (Ikeja, Nigeria), grounded by the NCAA since October 6, 2013, has added two Boeing 737-500s according to P.M. News. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) concluded its safety audit on December 13 and made some stipulations the grounded carrier must meet before it can resume scheduled operations according to This Day Live.

The safety audit was triggered by the crash of flight 092 in Lagos on June 3, 2012 killing 153 passengers and crew members while attempting to land.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

 

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Dana Air is grounded again by the Nigerian NCAA (and then reversed)

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Dana Air (Ikeja) yesterday (March 17) issued this statement regarding its suspension of its AOC:

We regret to announce the temporary suspension of our flight operations following a directive from the Ministry of Aviation through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday, March, 16, 2013. No specific reason was given for the action.

A meeting is, however, scheduled between the management of Dana Air, the Ministry of Aviation and the NCAA on Monday March 18 and we will update you as we get more information.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you on board again shortly.

Update: On March 18, 2013 the government reversed its grounding decision after the meeting with airline officials allowing the airline to return to the skies.

World Airline News block logoEditorial “To The Point” Observation. Dana Air was celebrating only two months ago that it was able to relaunch operations after the tragic crash of September 5, 2012. Please see the previously entry (with a video) for that event: CLICK HERE

Dana Air resumes scheduled operations between Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria

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Dana Air (Ikeja) resumed scheduled passenger operations on Friday (January 4) between Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. The carrier was forced to suspend all operations by the NCAA following the tragic crash of a former Alaska Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) (5N-RAM, msn 53019, ex N944AS) on June 3, 2012 while landing at Lagos killing all 153 passengers and crew members on board the flight.

The airline had its AOC restored by the Federal Government on September 5, 2012 after that the airline began a process of recertification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Image: Dana Air. The airline is now showing images of Next-Generation Boeing 737s on their website implying the carrier may be planning newer aircraft to replace its McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83s (MD-83s).

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Dana Air is allowed to fly again

Dana Air (Ikeja) is being able to fly again after the tragic crash of June 3, 2012 at Lagos. The company’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) has been restored by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria. The company has been grounded since June 5, 2012.

To read about the June 5 crash: CLICK HERE

The company has issued the following statement above.

Dana Air’s AOC is supended

Dana Air’s (Ikeja) Air Operators Certificate (AOC) was suspended on June 5 while the investigation of the crash of flight 992 on June 3 continues.

Read the full report from AllAfrica: CLICK HERE

Today the airline issued this statement:

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Dana Air are with the families of those who have tragically lost their lives in the accident involving Flight 992 on June 3, 2012.

Dana Air continues to offer the families every possible assistance.Shortly after the accident, it opened a 24 hour call telephone line(see numbers below) and a dedicated information centre at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Terminal 2.

All of the senior management team of Dana Air are singly focused on providing assistance to the families, and also full cooperation to the authorities carrying out the investigation. As yet, the cause of the accident remains unknown.

Yesterday afternoon, senior management representatives took part in a press conference at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital,to update the families on the current situation.

Dana Air will continue to offer the families assistance, and will provide further updates when possible.”

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Dana Air’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 5N-RAM crashes today at Lagos, all dead

Dana Air’s (Ikeja) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) 5N-RAM (msn 53019) crashed today (June 3) at Lagos on approach. The aircraft was operating a flight from Abuja to Lagos when it crashed short of the runway into several buildings. All 153 passengers and crew members on board were reportedly killed. There is undoubtedly more deaths on the ground.

The crew had radioed to the ATC tower it was experiencing problems and was trying to make it to the airport but crashed short of the runway.

The aircraft was originally delivered to Alaska Airlines as N944AS on November 13, 1990. Dana Air acquired the airframe as 5N-RAM on February 17, 2009.

Dana Air commenced operations on November 10, 2008.

Read the full story from CBS News: CLICK HERE

In a stunning follow-up, some employees of Dana Air claim the company’s Indian owners forced the crew to fly this aircraft with knowledge that 5N-RAM had important maintenance and safety issues.

Read the full story from Vanguard via AllAfrica: CLICK HERE

In response to this first article, Dana Air’s management stated the aircraft was airworthy.

Read the full story from Vanguard via AllAfrica: CLICK HERE

The government of Nigeria will have to sort out this issue with their investigation.

Bottom line, Nigeria has a long history of air crashes.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. The airliner was painted at Miami before it departed on February 17, 2009 for Africa.