Nigeria Senate points to regulatory flaws over air crash
The Nigerian Senate has ordered Dana Airline to suspend its operations, pending the conclusion of investigations into Sunday’s air crash which killed all 153 people on board in the commercial capital, Lagos..
The Senate also ordered the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr Harold Demuren, to step aside, until all investigations into the air crash had been completed.
A member the Senate has urged the body to invite the International Civil Aviation Organisation and aircraft manufacturers to take part in the investigations.
WADR’s Abuja Correspondent Martins Martins reports.
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The Chairman of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Aviation, Hope Uzodinma observed that the latest crash was an indication of negligence of regulatory functions in the aviation industry.
10 members of a single family perished
Ten members of a single family in Nigeria were among those killed in Sunday’s air crash in the commercial capital, Lagos.
Nigeria’s daily, THIS DAY has published a photograph of Meimuna Anyene and her twins with her family that perished in the Dana Air plane crash.
Meimuna died along with nine other members of her family: her husband, her four two-year-old twin children, sister, mother in law, among others.
The report says Meimuna, who lived in the United States, was visiting Nigeria with her children for the first time.
They were heading for Lagos for her younger brother’s wedding scheduled for this weekend, when the air crash tragedy struck.