Dana MD-83 – Nigeria

July 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Dana MD-83 lost power to both engines before crashing says preliminary report. Source IFALPA
 The   Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau has published its preliminary report in to last month’s accident involving a Dana Air MD-83.

The aircraft was completing a scheduled   flight from Abuja to Lagos when, said the report, it “suffered a total loss of power in both engines”,  and crashed in a residential area nine  kilometres north of Muhammed Murtala Airport, with the loss of all 153 passengers  and crew together with another 10 people on the ground.

The report confirmed that the aircraft had  enough fuel on board and that the preliminary analysis of fuel samples taken from the refuelling truck and the supply tank at Abuja did not reveal any trace of contamination.

The Bureau added that further “investigative activities will include, but is not limited to, the detailed examination of the engines, further testing of fuel samples, continued factual gathering of relevant historical, operational, maintenance and performance information of the accident airplane in addition to other similar airplane models, further development of the background of the flight  crew, further analysis of the CVR audio recording and review of pertinent issues associated with regulatory oversight”.

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