Controlled Flight Into Terrain: DANA Air MD-83, 5N-RAM, Iju-Ishaga, 3rd June 2012 (3)

Second Interim Statement

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  • Operator
    Dana Airlines Nigeria Limited
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  • Report Date
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014



On the 3rd of June, 2012 about 1545 hours, 5N-RAM a Boeing MD 83 on domestic scheduled commercial flight operated by Dana Airlines as (Dana 0992), crashed into a densely populated area following a total loss of power in both engines while on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Nigeria. All of the 153 persons on board the airplane including the 6 crew members were fatally injured. There were 6 confirmed ground fatalities.

In accordance with Annex 13 to the convention on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation Regulations 2006, this is an updated interim statement being issued for the 2nd anniversary of the accident. The purpose of this investigation is the prevention of Aviation Accidents and incidents; it is not to apportion blame or liability. Three interim safety recommendations were made to Dana Airlines and one to the Regulatory Authority respectively. These recommendations were accepted and have been implemented by the operator and the Regulatory

Investigative reviews of the engine teardown especially the fuel systems are still ongoing. During this process a similar incident occurred on another MD 83 aircraft of Dana Airlines on the 6th of October, 2013. AIB is currently investigating in-depth systematic and safety issues associated with this second incident vis-à-vis, the crashed sister ship, 5N-RAM. The safety actions adopted by the operator to redress the findings are being monitored and analyzed.

The Draft Final Report is currently in progress in accordance with ICAO Annex 13 and will be released accordingly in due course.

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