The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operating license of Dana Air involved in the country’s deadliest air crash for 20 years.
According to a statement yesterday, it has been suspended from flying just six months after it was allowed to restart, the airline said.
Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Aviation, Joe Obi, said: “Yes, it is true the operational license of Dana Airlines has been suspended. What that means is that the airline’s operations have been suspended till further notice. The suspension will remain in place till all the issues are resolved. It might be tomorrow. It might be in two or three days’ time. But, for now nobody knows for how long it will take for the issues to be resolved.”
Dana Air said in the statement it did not know the reason for the suspension by NCAA.
In June, Dana Air flight 992, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, crashed into an apartment block in a populated Lagos suburb, killing 153 people on board and 10 others on the ground.
Dana was suspended, but was allowed to start flights again in September, despite an inquiry into the cause of the crash not yet being complete.
President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the head of the aviation authority last week.