Dana Air grounded following disaster

Nigeria to “ascertain air worthiness of all operating aircraft in the country”

Two days after the country’s worst airline disaster for 20 years, Nigeria has suspended the air license of the privately owned airline Dana Air. At least 153 people died in the tragedy, which has been blamed on the failure of both of the engines on the McDonnell Douglas MD-83. However, Dana Air argues that the aircraft had experienced no mechanical faults before its crash into an apartment building in Lagos.
At least two people – a woman clutching her baby – are known to have been killed on the ground, while emergency services continue to pull bodies out of the wreckage. The “black box” voice and data recorder has been found. Nigeria has pledged to “investigate the cause of the crash and ascertain the air worthiness of all other operating aircraft in the country.”
Besides Nigerians, an American family of six, four Chinese, two Lebanese and a French woman were on board.
Reuters

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