The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, has grounded the operations of Associated Airline at the Murtala Muhammed Airport MMA, Lagos.
This came on the heels of the crash of the airline’s Embraer 120 aircraft which was conveying the corpse of former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, to Akure. 13 persons died in the crash, while seven others survived.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the General Hospital Ikeja after paying a visit to injured passengers, Director General of NCAA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu announced the suspension of all operations of the airline.
He said: “Associated airlines, their operations has been suspended by the NCAA. Let me say for the purpose of clarity, I said their operations, I mean all their operations of Associated airlines have been suspended by the NCAA. I did not say any certification was cancelled but all operations.”