Flash: Dana Air’s Suspension Lifted; To Commence “Normal Operations Immediately”

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted a brief flight suspension against Dana Air, the airline involved in Nigeria’s deadliest plane crash in the last 20 years.

NCAA on Monday reversed the decision made two days earlier to suspend Dana flights over “safety issues” after a meeting with the airline’s staff.

“At the end of the meeting, the suspension of the operations of the airline which took effect last Saturday was lifted. The airline is to resume normal operations immediately,” Joe Obi, special assistant to Aviation Minister Stella Oduah, said.

Dana Air flight 992, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashed June 3, 2012 in Iju, a densely populated area within the Lagos suburb, killing all 153 people on board and 10 others on the ground.

Dana was suspended after the crash, but was allowed to start flying again in September, despite an incomplete inquiry into the cause of the crash.

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