Monday, July 07, 2014

Families of crash victims sue Dana Airline for N500b damages

About two years after the ill-fated Dana Airline crashed, Chukwuemeka Michael Uchegbu, representative of the Estate of Chukwuebuka Philip Uchegbu (deceased) and 27 family members of some of the victims have sued the airline and its pilot to court, praying for the award of N500 billion damages.

On June 3, 2012, air mishap involving a McDonnell Douglas 83 Aircraft with registration number: 5N-RAM, operated as Flight No. 9J-992 by Dana Airlines Limited, crashed at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos, killing 153 persons on board and some victims on ground.

The suit, No. FHC/L/CS/826/2014, was filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Read more here:

NTSB Identification: DCA12RA084
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria
Aircraft: BOEING MD-83, registration:
Injuries: 153 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 3, 2012 about 1545 hours local time, 5N-RAM, a Boeing MD-83, operated by Dana Airlines Limited as flight 992 (DAN 992), crashed into a densely populated area during a forced landing following a total loss of power in both engines while on approach to Muhammed Murtala Airport (LOS), Lagos, Nigeria. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and the airplane was on an instrument flight rules flight plan. All 153 persons aboard the airplane, including the 6 crew members, were fatally injured. There were 10 confirmed ground fatalities. The airplane was destroyed, and there was a post impact fire. The domestic scheduled commercial flight was operating from Abuja International Airport(ABV), Abuja, Nigeria to LOS.

The Nigeria Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has instituted an investigation. As the State of manufacture of the airplane and engines, a U.S. Accredited Representative has been appointed with technical advisors from the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, The Boeing Company, and Pratt & Whitney Engines. Inquires about the investigation should be directed to the AIB at the following address:

Accident Investigation Bureau
P.M.B. 016
Murtala Muhammed Airport
Ikeja, Lagos

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