Nigeria suspends Dana Air again

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Simon Ateba/Aviation correspondent

Nigerian aviation authorities have again suspended the operations of Dana Air whose plane crashed last year, killing 163 people.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, said on Sunday night that Dana has been suspended for precautionary measures after the airline had an air return.

“I can confirm the suspension of Dana Air’s operations to you,” said Fan Ndubuoke, spokesperson of the NCAA.

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“They had an air return from Port Harcourt and they have been suspended for precautionary measures. The airline is under investigation,” he said.

He said he did not know how long the suspension will last.

The suspension of Dana came three days after a 23-year old plane belonging to Associated airline crashed in Lagos, killing 14 people and another plane belonging to Kabo airline crashlanded in Sokoto with 512 souls on board.

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