Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has disclosed that the final report on Dana Airlines air crash MD-83 with registration 5N-RAM at Iju- Ishaga area of Lagos State on June 3, 2012, is ready for release in 60 days.
The AIB said the report had been sent for the mandatory 60 days as prescribed in the Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chapter 6. 3) for comments and or suggestions.
A statement signed by Tunji Oketunbi, general manager on Public Affairs, stated that the statement was the third and final interim statement on the crash.
Oketunbi disclosed further that four new safety recommendations were made to the appropriate stakeholders.
According to him, the report will be released to the public accordingly in due course.
“In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Nigerian Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation Regulation and the Civil Aviation Act 2006, the sole purpose of this Investigation is to prevent Aviation accidents and serious incidents. It is not the purpose of any such Investigation and the associated Investigation report to apportion blame or liability. A safety recommendation shall in no case create a presumption of blame or liability for an occurrence,” he said.
It would be recalled that on June 3, 2012, at about 1545 hours, a Boeing MD-83 aircraft Registration 5N-RAM, on a domestic scheduled commercial flight operated by Dana Airlines as (DANACO 0992), crashed into a densely populated area following a loss of power on both engines while on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with all 153 persons on board the airplane, including the six crew members, fatally injured while six people were confirmed ground fatalities.


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