An official of Dana Airlines who does not want to be named has just confirmed to Channels Television that the ill-fated Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Douglas (MD 83) was faulty even before it took off from Abuja.
She also claimed the flight has very recent history of problems and it was not supposed to have flown.
“The same plane had issues in Uyo, Calabar and Abuja over the last few weeks and even experienced issues yesterday morning.”
Officials of Dana Air were advised earlier that the plane shouldn’t fly due to some faults noticed in it, but the Indian owners insisted that the air craft should fly.
Also, the Special Adviser, Technical to Minister of Aviation, Mr. Victor Oche Elias, has revealed that the pilot of the ill-fated plane, had alerted the aviation authority of the airport, on the emergency situation 11 nautical miles to landing.
It was further disclosed that the pilot’s may-day cry was given priority, but the plane could not make it, as it crashed 4 nautical miles to landing.
MC Donnell Douglas MD 83 was sold to Dana Airline in 2009 by a US-based Alaska Airlines ahead of the airline, commencing its services in Nigeria.
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All this Indians go kill us finish for this we country.
We have seen how the selfishness of greedy capitalists who find their way to Naija to milk us dry has caused us the lifes of our 160 dear brethen. Now that the details of these negligence are becoming clear, what does our Government do to hold the culprits responsible and guide against future occurence? Our Government should urgently rise up to these challenges as we cannot continue to waste our generation like this.
If these statement is true the owner should be arrested and charge for mass murder, I know Nigeria government will not do anything about it, once the owner dropped millions of naira for government and its officials. If they do that the blood of the victims will cry on their heads and their families. We Nigerians wants good justice to these incident, the owner of Dana plane should face murder charge in the court and better compensations should be paid to the victims families.
You shouldn't blame only the owner, how about the officials that were informed that the plane shouldn't fly, they could have insisted it stayed on ground, they could have reported the issue to the whatever body incharge.
Why didn't she report officially to the authorities about that?Was she waiting for disaster to happen before she opens her mouth?Will her noise bring back the dozens who died in that crash? For God's sake keep shut because you contributed to their death by not saying this on time.
All these stories are 'hear say', until a full and detailed investigation is carried out.
Aviation business is not like most other businesses where you can get away with anything.
Commercial planes are normally certified and properly checked before being put in service.
Do not forget that the Captain of the ill-fated flight is an American. Are you saying that an American will put his life down for the gains of so-called, Indians?