2012 Dana Plane Crash Report Will Be Ready Soon – AIB

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2012 Dana Plane Crash Report Will Be Ready Soon – AIB

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2012 Dana Plane Crash Report Will Be Ready Soon – AIB

By Ofonime Essien

Dana Plane

Accident Investigation Bureau has issued an Interim Statement on investigations into the crash of Dana Airlines MD 83 aircraft with registration 5N-RAM, which occurred at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, Nigeria on 3rd June, 2012.

According to the press statement issued by the Bureau’s spokesman, Mr Tunji Oketunbi, the Interim Statement marking the fourth anniversary of the unfortunate incident is already on the Bureau’s website (aib.gov.ng).

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Giving an update on the investigation into the accident, which claimed 153 lives, the Bureau stated that the final reports of the investigation will be released to the public very soon.

It stated that the draft Final Report was sent to relevant stakeholders for comments and suggestions as required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 chapter 6.3.

Efforts at resolving and harmonising the issues raised by the stakeholders’ comments and suggestions have however delayed the release of the report.

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The Bureau’s in the Interim Statement explained: “The issues raised by the Stakeholders, which required further scientific testing have almost completely been addressed and the Final Report will be made public very soon.”

On the 3rd of June 2012 at about 1545hours a Boeing MD 83 aircraft, 5N- RAM operated by Dana Airlines on scheduled domestic flight crashed into Iju-Ishaga, a densely populated area on the outskirts of Lagos, following a loss of power on both engines while on Approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Nigeria.

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All of the 153 persons on board the aircraft including 6 crew members were fatally injured.  There were also 6 confirmed ground fatalities.

Accident Investigation Bureau, with cooperation from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America (USA) and other stakeholders has been working relentlessly to determine the cause of the accident.


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Ofonime Essien

Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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