Nigeria suspends Dana Air licence

2012-06-05 17:31

Lagos - Nigerian aviation authorities have suspended Dana Air's licence after a flight operated by the commercial passenger carrier crashed in Lagos, killing at least 159 people, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

"We have suspended their operational licence in the aftermath of the crash.

"We have to look at their entire practice... They won't fly again until their re-certification is carried out," Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson Sam Adurogboye told AFP, adding that the move was made on Monday.

  • nkosinathi.khoza2 - 2012-06-06 05:20

    This day is a day not to be forgoted by africans innocent people lost their lives .the AU must make this day an african public holiday

      phathuchicos - 2012-06-06 14:03


  • phathuchicos - 2012-06-06 14:05

    159 people on an old Boeing md-80 looks like an overload to me...

  • omonaija - 2012-06-06 19:47

    This airline is owned by an Indian family who has since fled Nigeria.I hope the Nigerian government will track these Indian brothers down and have them arrested. Staff of the Airline have stated that the owner did not maintain their Aircrafts regularly.The plane was bought from Air Alaska in 2009,that was after Air Alaska serviced it because it caught fire twice in 4 months. Indian businessmen in Nigeria have been known to be very shady and they bribe corrupt Nigerian Government officials to allow them cut corner and break the law.

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