Dana Air

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 7th, 2012
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I received with a very rude shock, the news of the lifting of the suspension of the operating license of the Dana airline by the federal government of Nigeria. I lost my wife Nancy Echendu Ibe, my 11 year old daughter Jennifer Uzoma Ibe and my in-laws’ wife Maria Okwulehie in the ill-fated Dana fligh...
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Jul 4th, 2012
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Dana Air on Wednesday said that it has started compensating families of those who died when one of its planes crashed a month ago, with each family expected to get $100,000. The Dana Air plane crashed June 3 in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State, killing all 153 people onboard and more than six people [&...
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Jun 12th, 2012
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In response to the crash of Dana Air flight 992, which killed 153 people on board and more on the ground last week in Lagos, the Nigerian government has assembled a nine-person panel to investigate the technical, legal and financial operations of the country’s airline industry. Before the Dana ...
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Jun 8th, 2012
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Chicago – A man whose wife died when a Nigerian commercial airliner crashed into a crowded neighbourhood in that country’s largest city filed a lawsuit in the United States on Thursday that blames the accident, at least in part, on US companies that designed, manufactured and sold the ill...
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Jun 7th, 2012
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Lagos – A Nigerian airline whose airplane crashed in the country’s largest city, killing 153 on board and more on the ground, defended itself against growing public criticism, saying its own chief engineer died on the doomed flight. Francis Ogboro, an executive who oversees Dana Air, also...
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Jun 6th, 2012
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As Dana Air’s woes continue to mount over its plane that crashed on Sunday in Lagos, its senior managers of Indian nationality have reportedly fled the country as Nigerian aviation officials investigate the cause of the crash. LEADERSHIP gathered that the managers hurriedly fled because of the ...
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Jun 6th, 2012
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  A plane crash in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos is likely to have killed six people in the building that the airliner struck, bringing the toll from Nigeria’s worst airline disaster for two decades to 159, the Lagos state government said on Wednesday. The privately owned Dan...
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Jun 6th, 2012
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The day after one of Nigeria’s worst air crashes, workmen at the site of this crowded residential area of Lagos have been busy pulling out the charred debris. Huge cranes have moved in to shift the scattered, twisted pieces of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 plane where buildings once stood. People...
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Jun 5th, 2012
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Lagos – Nigeria’s abysmal power supply may have saved 14-year-old David Shoyemi from being among the more than 150 people killed by a devastating plane crash in the country’s largest city of Lagos. After church on Sunday afternoon, David’s father Emmanuel asked the teenager to...
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Jun 5th, 2012
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Harold Demuren, the head of the Nigerian civil aviation authority, said the pilot of the Boeing MD-83 had radioed to “declare mayday” because “the two engines had failed”. More than 150 people died when the jet crashed into a block of flats in a heavily-populated area close to...