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House worries over resumption of flights by Dana

07 January 2013, 13:58

Abuja - The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Rep. Nkiruka Onyejeocha, in Abuja on Monday expressed worry over the resumption of flights by Dana airline.

Onyejeocha, in a statement, recalled that Dana airline was banned from flying after it crashed in Lagos on June 3, killing 163 passengers on board.

The House had on Dec. 3 recommended the revocation of the Air Operating Certificate (AOC) of Dana airline because it was not issued in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Civil Regulations Guideline 2009.

Onyejeocha said that all issues relating to the crash had not been resolved, including issues of compensation to victims, air safety and sundry issues. She said the committee was aware of the displeasure and concerns of Nigerians over the resumption of flights by Dana airline.

The legislator urged Nigerians to be patient as the House of Representatives was committed to the safety of the country 's airspace. She promised that as soon as the assembly resumed from its Christmas break next week, the issue would be looked into.

"The concerns, displeasure and opinions of Nigerians will not be brushed aside,’’ "She said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Dana airline on Jan.4 resumed flights after seven months.



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