Dana Air

Dana Air Plane Overruns Runway at Port Harcourt International Airport

Thursday, February 22, 2018
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Plane Overruns Runway at Port Harcourt International Airport

A Dana Air plane overran the end of the runway during landing at Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria, on February 20th. The incident happened when the plane was coming from Abuja, Nigeria. The plane came to stop on soft ground. All forty-four passengers and six crew members remained uninjured. Download article as PDF »

Dana Air Plane Door Falls Off at Abuja Airport

Friday, February 9, 2018
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Plane Door Falls Off at Abuja Airport

A Dana Air plane’s emergency exit door fell off shortly after landing at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria, on February 7th. The incident happened when the flight coming from Lagos, Nigeria, was taxiing on the runway. One passenger fell out of the plane. The airline said in a statement, “The emergency exit... »

Dana Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Sunday, April 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Dana Air flight 9J-343 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 21st. The plane took off for Port Harcourt, Nigeria, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

What is the Value of a Human Life?

Friday, September 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
What is the Value of a Human Life?

In case you forgot, Dana Air Flight 992 is the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria which crashed on June 3rd 2012, in the Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood of Lagos, demolishing a furniture works and printing press building. The accident, a combination of engine failure and subsequent forced landing, killed 163... »

Minister of Aviation Summoned to Lagos Hearing on Dana Air crash

Friday, April 19, 2013
By George Hatcher

The Lagos State coroner is summoning Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah and a pathologist, Professor Adekunbi Banjo to give testimony in the inquest into the June 3 2012 Dana plane crash. The minister is summoned to appear to observe the coroner in action. Banjois a consultant with the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). 170... »

100 Dana ground victims demand compensation

Sunday, April 7, 2013
By George Hatcher

More than 100 ground victims are currently demanding compensation for property damage from the Dana plane crash last June. Claims running into billions of naira. At one point, they were told that the Lagos government planned to take the land to build a memorial to the crash victims. Owners have to provide valid certificates... »

Dana Air Suspended-Unsuspended

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
By George Hatcher

March 16, 2013, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority announced Dana Air’s temporary suspension again. Dana Air had been suspended last June after the MD-83 crash. In January flights were restored. After a March 16 flight in Abuja had safety issues, leading to a recently grounded flight, Dana Air was again (briefly) suspended. Download article... »

Dana Air Returns to the Sky

Sunday, January 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Returns to the Sky

Dana Air is returning to “service” six months after killing 153 in the notorious crash on Sunday, 3 June 2012. Dana Air Flight 992 crashed into two Lagos buildings. Poor maintenance and bad aviation safety practices led that Dana Air MD-83 to a dual engine failure that killed 153 aboard, 10 on the ground... »

Dana Air: Pursuit of the Public Good

Thursday, September 13, 2012
By George Hatcher

Look in a courtroom and you will see that the trajectory of a case is not a straight line, but rather, one that bounces back and forth between the actions of the interested parties. It is not unlike a game of tennis, except that the ball of justice does not bounce back and forth... »

Dana Compensation Delays

Saturday, September 1, 2012
By George Hatcher
Dana Compensation Delays

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Tonna What: Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria Where: Iju neighborhood, Lagos When: June 3, 2012 Who: 153 passengers Why: NAICOM told seminar attendees that the $70,000 per Dana Plane Crash victim payment is contingent on the... »

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