Enterprise Television- Dana Air Reacts to Government Audit Order
Dana Air says it welcomes the resolve of the Nigerian Government to carry out a complete audit of its operation.
The Federal Government ordered a complete audit of the operations of the airline, following recent near-mishaps involving the airline.
It was reported in one incident in February, one of the exit doors of the airline’s plane fell off upon landing at Abuja airport, while another flight overshot the runway at Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In both cases, the airline said it did nothing wrong.
The decision for the audit was taken, at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which held inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline’s spokesperson say: it thanked the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, for releasing the preliminary report on the Port Harcourt runway incident involving one of its aircraft.
He says: “Excerpts of the reports confirmed that the Air Traffic Control, an arm of the Nigerian Air Space Management Agency that is saddled with the responsibility of issuing instructions that the pilots are required to obey, had cleared the pilot in command to land.
“It is pertinent to note that the pilot of that flight is a happily married man and a proud father of three beautiful children. He has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry and is one of the very best in his profession, meticulous in his duties, and headhunted from another domestic airline where he also served as the head of safety and quality standards.
“Considering the safety measures that we have put in place and our huge investment in training and retraining of our crew and pilots, we decided not to join issues, but to rather wait on the report of the AIB, the authentic body responsible for such investigations.”