DANA Airline Crash Site In Lagos[/caption] The Federal Government has on Wednesday lifted the suspension of the Operating Licence of Dana Airlines.
The Federal Government had suspended the airline’s licence on June 5, 2012, two days after its Abuja-Lagos scheduled flight 0992 crashed into some residential and commercial buildings in Iju-Ishaga, on the outskirts of Lagos, killing the entire 153 passengers and crew as well as four persons on the ground.
According to a statement by Joe Obi, Special Assistant (Media) to Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, this is coming after government’s satisfaction with the air-worthiness of the airline after a rigorous technical, operational and financial audit of the airline.
“By this development, Dana Airline is free to resume its normal commercial flight operations. Government will, however, continue to strengthen its oversight and regulatory functions to ensure that all airlines operating in the country, including Dana, adhere strictly to safety procedures as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act and all other relevant local and international regulations that ensure and promote sustainable air safety.
”The operating licence of Dana Airlines was temporarily suspended following the crash of one of its aircraft on June 3, in Lagos as a safety precaution,” the statement said.