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Lagos plane crash: NCAA suspends Associated Aviation Ltd.

06 October 2013, 09:45

Ikeja - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday in Lagos suspended the operations of Associated Aviation Limited.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Associated Aviation Ltd. is the owner of the plane which crashed shortly after take-off in Ikeja on Thursday.

Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, the Director-General of NCAA, announced the suspension of the airline’s operations at a press briefing at the General Hospital, Ikeja.

Akinkuotu was at the hospital to see the survivors of the crash, who are undergoing treatment in the hospital.

“The operations of Associated Airlines have been suspended by the NCAA. Let me say for the purpose of clarity; all the operations of Associated Airlines have been suspended by the NCAA.”

“I did not say any certification was cancelled but all the operations of the airline have been suspended,” he said.

Akinkuotu recalled that the ill-fated aircraft was certified airworthy before its last flight, adding that sustained airworthiness certification of an airplane was the responsibility of the airline itself.

He stressed that there was nothing contrary to the information provided by the airline on the state of the aircraft, adding that the insurance company handling the airline’s insurance had provided documents about the state of its insurance.

The NCAA boss vowed the agency would continue to apply all regulatory rules on all airlines.

Akinkuotu, who noted that the injured victims of the crash were responding positively to treatment, commended the management of the hospital for its state-of-the-art equipment.

NAN recalls that the chartered airplane ferrying the remains of former Gov. Olusegun Agagu of Ondo State and 20 other passengers crashed in Ikeja shortly after take-off.

NAN reports that 13 of the 20 passengers died in the crash, while seven survivors are receiving treatment in the state hospital.

-    NAN


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