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AOC of Nigerian airline Dana Air briefly suspended over safety issues
17 March 2013

The  Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced the temporary suspension of the licence of  Dana Air over alleged safety concerns as of March 16, 2o13. The suspension was lifted on March 18.

Dana Air’s AOC had been suspended in June 2012 following the fatal accident of an MD-83 that killed 163 people. After three months the AOC was restored and Dana Air resumed operations in January 2013.

According to an NCAA spokesman quoted by local media,  the new suspension was in respect of one of the airline’s flights that had some safety issues on Saturday March 16 in the capital city of Abuja. He did not give details.

After meeting with Dana Air officials the NCAA decided to lift the ban on March 18. However, the particular aircraft which suffered problems on March 16 is to remain grounded until the problems have been rectified.