The National Assembly has insisted on the revocation of the Airlines Operator Certificate (AOC) of Dana Airlines, claiming that it was not issued in full compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations of 2009. The House also called for the removal of Dr Harold Demuren as the Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for negligence and incompetence.
In the same vein, the Senate has recommended the dismissal from service of the NCAA inspector, Mr Suleiman Akwuh, who did the pre-arrival inspection of the ill-fated Dana Aircraft which crashed in Lagos on June 3, 2012.
These are part of the 16-point recommendations of the Senate and the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Aviation on the crash of Dana Air and allied aircrafts.
It will be recalled that a Dana Airline flight 0092, with registration number 5N-RAM from Abuja, on June 3, 2012, crashed into residential buildings at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, killing all 135 passengers and crew members on board, as well as some others around the scene of the incident.