2013 Dana crash: We have implemented all recommendations —Management

Following the release of the final report of the June 3, 2012 accident involving an MD83 aircraft belonging to Dana which crashed into the densely populated area of Iju/Ishaga, a Lagos suburb killing over 153 souls on board and on ground, the management of the airline has reassured its customers its total commitment to safety and comfort.

This is just as the airline has declared that it has implemented all the recommendations made by the panel which investigated the cause of the crash.

According to the Dana management: “We wish to also state that Dana Air swung into action immediately the Interim Safety Recommendations were released in 2013 and as an airline strictly committed to the safety and comfort of its guests, we  implemented all the recommendations same year, as released by  AIB. We did not stop at just implementing the recommendations; we also successfully passed an operational audit conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s Flight Safety Group and its foreign partners.

“In 2016, after another rigorous operational audit, Dana Air was admitted into the IOSA register to underscore its strict adherence to global management and safety standards and procedures required of global carriers. Also went further to win two awards from two reputable organizations for the redefining role it played in the aviation industry same year.

“While we acknowledge the full report, and will continue to review it, we are glad that the report confirmed that the aircraft was airworthy at the time of departure, flight crew were certified and that we have cleared all defects during their last check.”

The management while insisting that Dana Air maintains a rich spare parts store to date, further stated: “we have doubled our maintenance and safety efforts with constant training and retraining of our crew and ground staff. This has led to our continuous provision of reliable air transport operation and a record 4.5 million passengers flown in the last 8 years of our operation.

“The safety and comfort of our guests remains a top priority to us and may the beautiful souls of the crew and guests we lost at the unfortunate accident continue to rest in peace- Amen.  They remain forever in our hearts and our prayers and thoughts will continue to be with their friends and loved ones.”