Final reports of Dana Air crash ready soon–AIB


The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), has said that the fapinal reports of the Dana Air crash in June 2012, would be ready soon.


Spokesman for the Bureau, Tunji Oketunbi, said however, that an Interim Statement on the investigations is also on its website.


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.


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


The Bureau 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 verysoon.”


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.


All of the 153 persons on board the aircraftincluding 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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