NCAA Suspends Operations of Associated Airline; Re-suspends License of Dana Air



The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) has grounded Associated Airline following the plane crash a few days ago that saw about 15 killed.

The Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, made this known at the Ikeja General Hospital on Saturday after paying a visit to the injured passengers of the ill-fated plane.

He stated, ‘Associated Airlines operations have been suspended by the NCAA. Let me state this for the purpose of clarity; I said their operations; and I mean all the operations of Associated Airlines have been suspend by the NCAA.’

In similar news the NCAA has again suspended the operations of Dana Air for the 3rd time. The suspension was announced on Sunday night October 6th by the Coordinating General Manager for the aviation parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati.

The shutdown was implemented to conduct an operational audit of the carrier and its planes.

There have been reports of safety and regulatory issues with Dana Air over safety and other related issues since the crash of Dana flight 992 that killed over 150 passengers in June 2012.