We were forced to fly the faulty plane-Dana Air official Reviewed by Momizat on . An official of Dana Airlines who does not want to be named  has just confirmed to Channels Television that the ill-fated Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Dougla An official of Dana Airlines who does not want to be named  has just confirmed to Channels Television that the ill-fated Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Dougla Rating:
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We were forced to fly the faulty plane-Dana Air official

An official of Dana Airlines who does not want to be named  has just confirmed to Channels Television that the ill-fated Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Douglas (MD 83) was faulty shortly after it left Lagos and stopped over in Calabar.

She alleged that the Indian owners of the airline threw caution to the wind and insisted that the plane must fly in a bid to maximise profit, thereby sending the plane over to Abuja to pick passengers, when it should have being returned to Lagos for further repair.

She also claimed the flight has had persistent history of faults with its hydraulics in recent times and it was not supposed to have flown.

Dana Air Flight 0992 crashed into a two-storey building in Iju-Ishaga, a densely populated area in Lagos state, 4 nautical miles from reaching the runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, killing all 153 passengers on board. Residents of the building were also killed in the crash and explosion.

According to the official, “the plane has being giving faults for a very long time. There was a case when it was on ground in Uyo for over six hours, because of delayed flight, it had a bolt. And then in Abuja it happened a few days ago, then some people went with the aircraft but they could not come back, because it had a fault there and it couldnt leave Abuja.”

“The same engineers that fixed it and then they sent crew to bring it with passengers to Lagos.”

Confirming that the plane that crashed on Sunday, was not supposed to leave Lagos at all, the Dana official stated that “yesterday, it (Dana Air flight 0992) was not supposed to leave Lagos at all, but it left and then got to Calabar, gave fault and it was fixed and then they took it to Abuja, when they should have returned to Lagos but because they didn’t want to part with the little money they will make,  they took it to Abuja, loaded full passengers, and then it couldn’t get to Lagos. “

“It has being having faults over time, continously, hydraulics or one thing or the other. That airfcraft kept having problems and they were not ready to park it” she alleged.

She added that the management of the airline does not return airfcrafts with faults back to the station, as it should have, but “they make it complete its normal route to where ever it is supposed to go before they bring it back to Lagos” she said.

Also, the Special Adviser, Technical to Minister of Aviation, Mr. Victor Oche Elias, has revealed that the pilot of the ill-fated plane, had alerted the aviation authority of the airport, on the emergency situation 11 nautical miles to landing.

It was further disclosed that the pilot’s May-Day cry was given priority, but the plane could not make it, as it crashed 4 nautical miles to landing.

MC Donnell Douglas MD 83  was sold to Dana Airline in 2009 by a US-based Alaska Airlines, ahead of the airline commencing its services in Nigeria.

Dana Air’s denial

Meanwhile, the management of Dana Airline has issued a statement, denying that the ill-fated plane had any problem.

The management of the company says the aircraft had no problem at all and that it is too early to tell what caused the crash since the black box of the aircraft has not been found.

The company also says it will pay the stipulated compensation to families of the deceased.

The company in the statement expressed its sadness about the plane crash, saying “Dana Air family is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the passengers and crew of Flight 9J-922 of Sunday, June 3, 2012.”

The company in the statement signed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer;  Jacky Hathiramani, extended its sympathies to the families and friends of the deceased, and gave the assurance that it is “doing everything we can to assist them in this extremely difficult time.”

The company also announced that a 24hr Call Centre service has been initiated and also an information centre at MMA2 to look after their needs and keep them as quickly informed as possible.

Contact Numbers: 01-2809888 and 07003593262.

It also noted that an investigation into the cause of the accident has gotten under way immediately, with the guidance of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), who are being assisted by investigators from the U.S. National Safety Transportation Board (NTSB).

 

 

 

 

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  • Musamuhammad00

    May their gentle souls RIPP…ameen

    • Harriman

      What manner of an airline Captain will knowingly risk their life, that of his crew and above all lives of the fare paying passengers? And as for the Indian owners, they’ll kill a whole community to make an extra kobo in the assurance that this is a corruption-crippled country where government regulators will rather settle for a bribe than enforce the applicable rules and regulations. One hopes there’ll be a thorough investigation and follow up afterwards so that all found wanting will be tried for culpable homicide and punished accordingly. We need to wake up because we’ve been stupid for too long.

    • Harriman

      What manner of an airline Captain will knowingly risk their life, that of his crew and above all lives of the fare paying passengers? And as for the Indian owners, they’ll kill a whole community to make an extra kobo in the assurance that this is a corruption-crippled country where government regulators will rather settle for a bribe than enforce the applicable rules and regulations. One hopes there’ll be a thorough investigation and follow up afterwards so that all found wanting will be tried for culpable homicide and punished accordingly. We need to wake up because we’ve been stupid for too long.

    • Harriman

      What manner of an airline Captain will knowingly risk their life, that of his crew and above all lives of the fare paying passengers? And as for the Indian owners, they’ll kill a whole community to make an extra kobo in the assurance that this is a corruption-crippled country where government regulators will rather settle for a bribe than enforce the applicable rules and regulations. One hopes there’ll be a thorough investigation and follow up afterwards so that all found wanting will be tried for culpable homicide and punished accordingly. We need to wake up because we’ve been stupid for too long.

      • Chichi4someone

        With tearz in ma eyez, am so speechless can’t even alter a word out frm ma mouth, d indianz ar wicked, an our leaderz ar more wicked,4 causin tragidy 2 innocent citizen cos of greed.God Will punish dem all, der dayz of Doom is so close.ah wat a painfull lost. God help us all

      • Vicenti

        No one would fly an aircraft that they think will crash.
        Nigerian pilots are well regarded as competent.
        It is possible to fly a plane with a fault by compensating for the effect of the fault.
        The flight Captain relies on the judgement of his flight engineer that the fault is within a level that can be compensated for with flying ability. (Like managing a faulty car back home)
        World wide, A lot of pressure is put on pilots to manage a situation back to base by management only interested in profit.
        I suspect however that the Nigeria situation(You all know the situation) agrevates things – i.e. –
            Logged faults not being properly dealt with
            who can it be reliably reported to
            What support & back-up will the flight engineer & Captain get if refusing to fly until the craft is put right to their satifaction
            All flight deck crew face this worldwide to varying degrees

        Companies without scruples seek out enviroments to operate with impunity
        Repeat
        COPMANIES WITHOUT SCRUPLES SEEK OUT ENVIROMENTS TO OPERATE WITH IMPUNITY

           This is a Nigeria issue.

        Allowing them in
        Allowing their operations
        Failing to effectively regulate
        ….

        I could go on ad nauseum You all know anyway. Much better than I do.
        I grew up and live in London. Nigeria both excites and depresses me.
        I keep trying to do, what little, something. I do not see a glimmer of difference.

        It has been a very sad W.end for Nigeria.

        NEVER give up. Try harder. Get angry. Direct action. Take into OUR hands. ??

        OCCUPY NIGERIA perhaps !
         
        I do not know how.

        I do know NIGERIA IS WORTH IT.

        SO I WILL KEEP ON TRYING.

  • Wallata

    After the airline has been made to pay heavily for the lives of the 153 lost, the top management that the report was made to and insisted the plane should fly should be jailed for life for murder and the airline, its owners / sponsors should be banned from operating in Africa.

    • vin

      that is exactly wat i think should happen.They should b deported from nigeria.they cannot come to our country from india and play russian roullet wit our lives

  • awhy

    Dis is madness, both †ђξ ownner and †ђξ woman talking here shld b sentenced to life imprisonment.. But I don’t blame dem becuz they knw our leaders won’t do anytin. How many indians D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ on board, how many of his family are there.. If it was canada, america of england , would he have insisted that that kind of plane shld fly… Our government has shown us that we are second class citizens even right inside our own country. I believe the owner of dana would av reasoned nigeria government and know nothing will be done to him. Dat is WђƔ he insisted.

    • ikpeme Ubong

      You are right!

    • Verysad

      i agree that the people responsible should be punished but at this stage we don’t know who or what is responsible so let us not jump to conclusions. 

  • awhy

    Dis is madness, both †ђξ ownner and †ђξ woman talking here shld b sentenced to life imprisonment.. But I don’t blame dem becuz they knw our leaders won’t do anytin. How many indians D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ on board, how many of his family are there.. If it was canada, america of england , would he have insisted that that kind of plane shld fly… Our government has shown us that we are second class citizens even right inside our own country. I believe the owner of dana would av reasoned nigeria government and know nothing will be done to him. Dat is WђƔ he insisted.

  • awhy

    Dis is madness, both †ђξ ownner and †ђξ woman talking here shld b sentenced to life imprisonment.. But I don’t blame dem becuz they knw our leaders won’t do anytin. How many indians D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ on board, how many of his family are there.. If it was canada, america of england , would he have insisted that that kind of plane shld fly… Our government has shown us that we are second class citizens even right inside our own country. I believe the owner of dana would av reasoned nigeria government and know nothing will be done to him. Dat is WђƔ he insisted.

  • Agbonomon

    WHAT BELSE DO YOU EXPECT FROM INDIAN BUSINESSMEN IN NIGERIA. GOD WILL DEFINATELY PUNISH THE KILLERS OF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE.

    • Tunde100

      When they all know that the Plane is faulty and they still force it to fly all because of money,finished 153 lifes,God will never forgive u oo

      • Lekan

        indians should under no condition be allowed to run airlines in nigeria . even if the usa allows them to fly in their country . These indians  only belive in getting anything cheap and always cut corners

        • Lekan

          God can punish them later . Let a thorough investigation be done and the culprits sent to the gallows . chikena

          • lizza

             so right Lekan,but i also believe that there should be a policy that can ensure pilots not to fly a plane if they know is not good for flying,because its not only the passengers life that is in there hands but also there lives and should not compromise it for anything,and if it happens that in the process of them refusing to fly,they were sacked,they should come out to the media and and announce to the public what is going on in the airline,periods.

    • Chi4jesusalone

      those indian know what they are doing… them use their blood do sacrifice

  • Agbonomon

    WHAT BELSE DO YOU EXPECT FROM INDIAN BUSINESSMEN IN NIGERIA. GOD WILL DEFINATELY PUNISH THE KILLERS OF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE.

  • Agbonomon

    WHAT BELSE DO YOU EXPECT FROM INDIAN BUSINESSMEN IN NIGERIA. GOD WILL DEFINATELY PUNISH THE KILLERS OF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE.

  • funsho

    its so sad to hear that someone who knew the plane had problems before the crash is now coming up to say that the india owners insisted that the plane should fly, i believe such officials of dana should have reported even to the minister before now. we are talking about human lives not animals, the indian are just investors here in nigeria and they can’t try this is their own countries. but since they know we don’t have laws they can do what they like. the person bringing that report now should be prosecuted for hidding very vital information this will serve as a lesson to others, those innocent souls are gone because someone kept quite when he needed to speak. it is really very sad.

  • funsho

    its so sad to hear that someone who knew the plane had problems before the crash is now coming up to say that the india owners insisted that the plane should fly, i believe such officials of dana should have reported even to the minister before now. we are talking about human lives not animals, the indian are just investors here in nigeria and they can’t try this is their own countries. but since they know we don’t have laws they can do what they like. the person bringing that report now should be prosecuted for hidding very vital information this will serve as a lesson to others, those innocent souls are gone because someone kept quite when he needed to speak. it is really very sad.

    • Segunaribisala

      What did you think would have been done after she reports to who???
      You are speaking as if you are not a Nigerian……. THINK deep abeg!

      • Tunde

        Hey segunaribisala with all due respect what u said is one of the reasons why we r not moving forward. Keeping our mouth shut when we see something wrong won’t get us anywhere. This is the time we need to start standing for what is right, if we want a change in NIGERIA, we must start from little things like corruption in our workplace to a more serious ones like witholding informations that could save lives. Now let’s go back to the plane crash, if its true that the woman knew all she said she does, she should have gone to several agencies like AAA, even the civil rights, human right lawyers n news stations not when the deed is done. I hope this is a wake up call to every nigerians including the pple that believe their voices cannot be heard. Which is what they (government) want you to believe. The secrete is they never want to empower the citizens (old n small) inorder for us not to stand up against them (government) but one thing nobody can take from me (us) is my voice,I don’t know abt u and its free and the most effective wepon to use. I can Continue to go on but I won’t for now.

      • JoeOtega

        Thank you Segun, you have just said the right thing. The Nigerian foundation is faulty. When the foundation gets faulty what can the righteous do. Where in Nigeria is any structure laid down to make such complaints. Would she not not be regarded as enemy of progress if she reported, and be treated and such? “Defamation of character” that’s what they would name it. Can you report criminals to the Police or other Security Agencies and go free? The system is in a terrible state of rot and only God can save us. 

        Labour should learn to take up causes that affect public safety like going on strikes for the poor states of roads, hospitals and schools and not only for increase in wages and salaries.Like
        ReplyGod rest the souls of the departed ones. 

    • Paul Okonkwo

      Its really difficult to do report your organisation because you might be termed as a ‘whistle blower’ especially if nothing happens.. And without relevant laws to protect the employee, he or she might loose his job.. I am most sympathetic with the engineer who must have released the aircraft for flight and the poor pilot who accepted to fly it.. Nevertheless, I feel that it time for labour to begin to take steps to encourage potential whistleblowers who might have relevant information affecting the safety of thepublic to avail them with such information. The NASS should also come up with relevant laws and jurisdictions to support this.

      • Paul Okonkwo

        I meant ‘legislation’ rather than jurisdiction in my last post please

  • funsho

    its so sad to hear that someone who knew the plane had problems before the crash is now coming up to say that the india owners insisted that the plane should fly, i believe such officials of dana should have reported even to the minister before now. we are talking about human lives not animals, the indian are just investors here in nigeria and they can’t try this is their own countries. but since they know we don’t have laws they can do what they like. the person bringing that report now should be prosecuted for hidding very vital information this will serve as a lesson to others, those innocent souls are gone because someone kept quite when he needed to speak. it is really very sad.

  • Charles

    This story lies. 

  • Charles

    This story lies. 

  • Amazingkrss

    The management of dana shld be held responsible for the crash and shld be made to face the full wrath of the law, these people shld be taught a serious lesson and dana as an airline operator shld be shut.

  • Eazyemotion

    Dana Airline will notbe gievn license. To Operate an Airline Company in India because they cannot meet the regulation and stardard to operate

    This is Nigeria where the Government has no standard of Operation

    • Micahjumbo2003

      What you have just done is hit the nail on the head. But its so saddening that comments such as this may pass unnoticed.
      Nonetheless lets just hope sincerely that someone will hear you and take this bit of information to where it will be needed.
      Our authorities should be made to realize that they cant just licence any tom dick and harry to come and play with our lives.

    • jimmy

      Simply and well put…

  • Bukkyadesope

    The management should be sued, jailed and banned from the flight business entirely because they might end up taking more lives since human lives means nothing to them. May God reward them according to their deeds.
    May the soul of the departed rest in peace and may God grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss #danacrash

  • Toppesamuel

    May the pilot’s soul rest in peace but pilots should now make it a point of duty not to fly a plane they know is not worthy. 
    The owners want to maximise profit? Now they understand what maximising profit is all about because people who have peviously booked with them would ask for refund, nobody would fly the airline again, they are going to rebuild the destroyed building, pay compensation to the families and eventually the company would be forced to shut down.
    What a way to maximise profit.

    • Enoch David

      You are right my brother, they have really maximized their profit in the opposite way this time. It only pains me that their method of maximasing profit is exchanged with innocent Nigerian lives.

    • Lanre

       In canada, there is something called “right to refuse” when u r on a job. That doesnt happen in Nigeria..talk and lose ur job. besides certain stuffs are way above ur paygrade so i dont blame her…i appreciate that she’s even coming forth to speak cos we prolly wldnt have know they were maximizing profit…some planes hv crashed with similar issues and no one said a word..what abt that?

    • Adex

      My dear in this country where we live especially the aviation industry where you can be sack anyhow and no related industry where you can quickly be employed you may not want be  to refuse the order of your employer except you are ready to resign or be sack.For example about a few days the Enginners and pilots of AirNigeria(formerly Virgin Nigeria)were on strike for non payment of salary and some others reasons (and that is because they have a strong union)the owners of most o these airlines are crooks even when they making good money they  still dont want to meet their obligations especially going for CHECKS,the owner will keeping postponing it especially the C CHECK  because most o these aircrafts you see are either bought on loan or on lease and once it get outside the shore of the country it may be impounded for violation of the lease agreement,we still have a long way to go in that industry nothing is working.

      • Sholashade

        It is better to lose your job than lose your life.

  • Womany001

    one of the ar hostesses used to be a friend to a relative of mine and had complained bitterly about the same airplane.she could not resign because no job in Nigeria and now she died in the ill-fated plane .The management of Dana Air should face man slaughter charges to deter others from practicing this kind of evil .May the soul of the departed rest in perfect peace.

  • Stonethrow78

    The airline should be shut down for that. All they care about his how to make fund for themselves.

  • UsaveOne

    This type of man slaughter by Dana Air Line as a whole is Barbaric..

    http://usaveone.blogspot.com

  • ify

    The Nigerian Government must sue the management of DANA AIRLINE for killing innocent citizen of the country

    • Ookekeuk

      My goodness, are u for real?the Nigerian government should sue? Are u kidding me? Where was NACA? Where was FAAN? Did u not read that someone had complained about the aircraft on the 22/5/12? You think that the government isn’t culpable? Has it not come to everyone’s clear understanding that in Nigeria the term OYO(on your own) is so true? Your provide ur own light,water,security,education if u want a good one, accommodation,buy ur own aircraft if u want to travel locally by air. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. You think the owner of Dana would have ever considered boarding that flight or putting a relative on it? Not on your life. At least, when u own the aircraft, if u know it’s faulty, you’ll never board it. If u can’t afford your own aircraft, travel by road and please don’t take this the wrong way. NEVER expect protection from the Nigerian government. Now, to those talking about BH, please I beg u listen to the news before u voice such BS. The pilot had radioed in that one engine had failed and he needed to make an emergency landing so don’t credit BH with this.

      • Ookekeuk

        Really, I fly locally too so when I say buy your own aircraft, all I mean to say is every time we fly, don’t think the government has carried out the necessary checks, just keep praying and leave all in God’s hands. That’s all I do. I pray, try and sleep and hope for a safe landing.

        • Ookekeuk

          NCAA I meant to say not NACA

  • http://twitter.com/OkikiolaBeckley Okikiola Beckley

    Nigeria is one of the few places this can happen. The airline industry is highly regulated. Aeroplanes go for checks regularly and the results of these checks are verified by the regulators,if they are not satisfied with the result of any check,the aircraft is grounded until all issues are resolved. Because of the endemic corruption in our system,regulators are compromised and they certify all aircrafts that are brought before them as fit to fly,once they are ‘settled’. For instance an aeroplane that is supposed to go for a check after 200hrs of flying will still be flying after more than 500hrs without this check and it’s books duly signed that it passed this check.
    The average Nigerian is ready to do anything for immediate material gains,ignoring the fact that some of thee actions can be injurious to the public at large,himself and his family members Compounding everything is the culture of impunity,nobody gets punished for any wrong doing,so there is no way this will not occur again if we continue like this.
    For the frequent flyer in Nigeria,I’ll recommend only one or two airlines if you must fly within the country. I won’t mention names here because I wasn’t paid to be a marketer on this thread.

    • Dr Xed0 XG

      Haba Okikiola!!!its not about marketing per se but about the lives you could possibly save by proferring the best most reliable airlines.In the long run it doesn’t really matter…when the grim reaper comes calling it could be by road,tanker explodes,by air ,a plane crash, stay at home, d plane crashes on you,go to church, BH Bombs, run to your village u r kidnapped!Where is safe in this country!we should stop being sad and get angry!

      • Emperoken(Australia)

         Those reponsible for giving orders to fly this plane should be tried and jailed that is how it is done in the West. We have to GROW UP. Tortoise can never be a young every time

        • Gy

           Hello Aussie brother,those responsible for order will not face any kind of disciplinary action. You are dealing with a country that has the most corrupt judicial system in the world. Its rather unfortunate that this has happened. Nigerian Govt or the Aviation ministry does not have any business giving license to Indians to operate an airline in Nigeria. The corruption in Nigeria will come to an end one day when the right person stands up and say enough is enough. If we had a national airline, there will not be room for all these mushroom airlines to operate and kill innocent people. If you look at the trend of crashes in Nigeria, its from all these mushroom airlines that don’t meet the aviation standards. Nigeria has more that 40 quark registered airlines which does not make any sense. Nigeria can afford to have a national airline if they want to but you chop I chop Govt will not let it be. Its really a shame to see that Nigeria is still one of the most backward countries in the world. Whether we like it or not, that is our position right now. Nigeria has become a dumping ground for all foreigners to feed on. Chinese are doing their own on one side, Indians running airlines, All in the name of paddy paddy. This cannot happen in Ghana or elsewhere in the West. Shame unto Nigeria. Nigeria we hail thee indeed.

          • Oyein

            Well said my brother…. 

      • ERNEST OKOJIE

        Yes, get VERY angry! 

        • Christojie

          It is very very……I don’t know what adjective to use.

      • AA

        Hi, Dr.XG. I really thank you for opening up that no place is safe in this country and if there is, you dont know it.
        Well, because you are a brother and a neighbour, without collecting any money from you I will gladly tell you THE SAFEST PLACE in this country and in any other country in the world as well. It is HEAVEN. Yes HEAVEN.
        It has a door leading into it and the key that opens it is in your hand, your HEART. JESUS CHRIST is the door. All you need do is just to insert your heart in JESUS and you are living HEAVEN on earth.
        Have a nice day brother.

        A.A

    • Nigeria Citizen

       You have said it all…. Gross corruption in Nigeria.

    • Ikpeme Ubong

      The problem boils down from the top. The staff and management of Nigerian authority does not see reasons why the shouldnt collect kickbacks when the president and the legislators are toiling the same part. Nobody monitors anything. Frankly, when a president has the interest of the people she governs, then nothing can easily go wrong. This situation is pitiable my Okikiola!

    • Bellspaul

       my dear no Air craft is safe in Nigeria as long as we have greedy people, as long as we have bastards who dnt kia abt others apart frm the money they want…Arik,IRS, Air Nigeria, Areo.. no aircraft is safe…infact u need 2fly with IRS oh my GOD those guys are USELESS who hav no regard 4 peoples lives. Arik also isn’t good @ all so tell me wat stupid Aircraft is safe and i will giv u 1 million answers as to why they are not safe…I am so sad with wats happening in Nigeria…All CORRUPT government officials sud be shot 2 death like it happened in Ghana and is still happening in China….Jonathan GOD and all Govt officials including the minister of Aviation. the blood of the people that died wud be on ur hands and on the day of judgement GOD will throw u all 2 hell for dis..and b4 u all die GOD will all ur lives miserable as 4rm 2day.

    • Ayuzeh

      whilst thanking you for your “informative’ thread, please be aware that the nation is mourning. I, as you say, you recommend some airlines, would it not be better to share with the generality of nigerians before another crash happens. Thank you as we pray for the repose of the souls lost.

    • Ladytoppy

       My Dear Okikiola, it is better for you to tell the Nigerians the best airlines to fly before another tragedy will strike again in Nigeria, this is not a matter of marketing , but trying to save lives of our fellow Nigerians.

    • Joe

       I don’t know if anybody here had listen to the staff’s comment about the crash. It is said and done, that several warnings had gone to the management of this so-called airline and the plane itself about poor maintenance and bad engine. Imagine a staff saying all of this to channelstv. it means nothing was done even though they try to cure what is incurable and repairing a place that should have been impounded or scraped out and still the plane still convey passengers from one location to anoda as if it’s a new plane. now all what is happening now is “Mercy After Death” all because of corruption and money they wanna get from the passengers. I pray the government see to this situation as we all know Nigeria that anything can happen. i won’t be surprise to see this same airline back in business in the nxt 3 weeks or a month after all this mourning and sorrowful incidence. My condolence goes to all the families of the victims as nothing can bring the dead back. may their soul rest in eternal place and God forgive them of their sins and all of us. what a tragedy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2USUCONWVPHN7EOYXHV25GV6XA Siryaks

    Great people of Nigeria,Good morning this evening according to Ojukwu’s greetings to  Sarawiwa both late. We must not fail to realize that, facts are mere accessories to the truth, and we do not invite 2our
    heart d guests who can only remind us that on such a day we suffered calamity.
    Still less welcome is he who would make a roman holiday of our misfortunes.
    Exaggeration of what was monstrous is quickly recognized as a sign of
    egotism,& that contagious symptom of d same disease which pretends that
    what is accepted as monstrous was really little more than normal is equally
    unwelcome. I am refereing to the PDP vampires here as we are all tired and sick of observing public holidays for deaths that ought to have been prevented if and only if things were properly done as precautionally supposed. What a routine story in Nigeria aviation industry?My beloved people of Nigeria,d earlier we take ourselves back memory lane d better for all.We have continually suffered unbearable/irreparable lost of innocent citizens in d hands of this PDP vampires who has vowed never to do Nigerians no good but evil,by appointing idiots in human disguise to oversee the most delicate parastatals of d federation just to certify their foolish/self-centered agenda. Nigerians should wear d Arab spirit 2deliver our great nation from d hands of these blood sucking demons in d corridors of powers herein.We,can not continue to watch this goats devastate our generation .If HUSSENI MUBARACK of Egypt and MAMAN GADDAFI of Libya could be unseated and thrown to where they are today,we can do better than what was done in these Arab countries.WAKE UP NIGERIANS,LETS END THIS CHARADE ONCE AND FOR ALL. may d souls of all d sacrificed citizens of our land rest in peace. Alih John Yakubu.

  • A.A

     While people are focusing on the faulty mechanism of the aircraft as the cause of the crash, yes it may be.I am trying to think like somebody making critical investigation. Could there be a possibility of certain deivlish people acting like the US situation? If a plane is repaired, it will still be tested by flying it.
     The DANA woman that talked said the plane made a complete trip from Uyo to Abuja,back to Uyo and then returned to Abuja to pick people to Lagos. Had it developed another fault after being repaired in Uyo,it would not have made a complete trip. It was the complete trip without fault that ensured its o.k situation.
    Those devilish people could have boarded the plane in Abuja. You know that they have already infilterated FCT, and they have been targeting other cities especially Lagos. From now on I suggest that all airlines operators should intensified their security inspections of the passengers boarding the planes. Both the luggage and body screening 

    Remember, it was when the plane was about to land that Abdul mutalab wanted to detonate what he had on him.
    I mourn with the people who have lost anybody in the crash.Its only God that can replace thier sorrow with joy.
    God will help us solve this problem in this country.

    A. A

    • Adeyemi As

      Ā.Ā, as much as ȋ̝̊̅̄ reasoned i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ ur direction ȋ̝̊̅̄ want T̶̲̥̅ơ̴͡ call ur attention T̶̲̥̅ơ̴͡ d fact dat †ђξ control tower personnel confirmed dat †ђξ pilot made ā “may day” call before d crash thereby signifying d point dat d aircraft thus had ā prob, probably hydrualic jugding from d disintegration of d craft A̶̲̥̅̊Ω̴̩̩̩̥D̶̲̥̅̊ d steep nose dive it made, few highly experienced pilots could control ā plane when its tail hydrualic systems fail.
      Making ā trip T̶̲̥̅ơ̴͡ uyo A̶̲̥̅̊Ω̴̩̩̩̥D̶̲̥̅̊ back T̶̲̥̅ơ̴͡ abj doesn’t signifying d plane 
      ℓ̊ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇̇ Oº°˚ ˚°ºкK.
      †ђξ management of dana airline should b charged ƒσя 1st degree murder

    • Micahjumbo2003

      The plane was actually not supposed to fly, and the pilot’s “may day” was confirmed by control tower. A plane that the engineer protested against its being flown just before the ill-fated crash could not possibly be due to terrorist attacks.
      If the avaition authority has any responsibility towards Nigerians, we’ll find out in after this event, because this was not an accident, it was cold blooded murder.

      • AA

        To you, Lizaa and Adeyemi As.
        I agree with you, moreso that ait said that the Canadian firm that sold the plane had already made it clear that it is not flight worthy,considering the age and other problems it had with them. But as you know nigerians, they said they can repair it. As they do with other products they bring into the country. 

        May God help us.

        A.A

    • lizaa

       i strongly disagree with you,because if it was a bomb blast or a devilish plan like you are insinuating,the pilot wont have made the call and tell them something was wrong with the plane,its the fault of the management,they knew the plane was bad and still insisted it should be flown like that so therefore they should be brought to justice

  • Dadeeko

    The management of the airline should be held responsible for the loss of lives.  These people should be charged for manslaughter and sentenced to life imprisonment and the keys thrown away. 

  • Yemisiso

    I go with Wallata,the indian guys needs to be jailed and never to be allowed to fly in Africa. But what precaution can we take as individual the next time we want to fly in order to avoid such occurence by other airline. I travelled with Associated airline from Ibadan to Abuja sometimes in January and it was God that saved our lifes my going and returning. I feel Associated should be banned also or asked to take off there very small and old aircraft before they cause another calamity. God bless Nigeria

  • YinkaSmith

    so why talk now? why didnt you blow the whistle then even anonymously as you are now doing. Shame on you whoever you are,  you are an accomplice after the fact, the blood of those dear souls will haunt you till you meet a similar fate. And for those Indian management, here comes your waterloo, you guys believe you could come to Nigeria, a leaderless nation and perpetuate such baffling levels of indifference to human lives. Watch this space, if this useless government doesnt bring you to justice, the streets as surely as hell would!

    • Paul Okonkwo

      Liked your comment on the indians and the consequence of their actions.. But disagree completely on the belated whistleblower.. I think we do not have relevant labour legislation that protects whistleblower.. If we do have then we do not enforce.. Considering the economic realities on ground, many people would have done the same as the women. Labour should learn to take up causes that affect public safety like going on strikes for the poor states of roads, hospitals and schools and not only for increase in wages and salaries.

    • Delphineabulu

       We should show our unhappiness by going after the Indians, the authority, the person who certifies the plane to fly. look at the 9/11 and 7/7/2005. we shouldn’t act like barbarians but we should be firm and act, this isn’t boko haram, even some BH are known and we fold our hands, this are known criminals and they should be dealt with, with life imprisonment after paying the families. money wont bring the souls back but they should be made penny less.  

    • Delphineabulu

       yes right why talk now ? she is also culpable to the crime and be charged for man slaughter, dana should be closed down totally and not be allowed to fly anywhere in this world as they will do it again and again

      • jimmy

        Nigerians have started again oooooooooooo! Charge someone for manslaughter after she gave an info or account which she is not in anyway obliged to give in the first place. This is why so many people in this country have info and will keep it to their selves cos they will be wrongly accused and hunted….. Almost everyone here blaming the woman would have done the same thing under the given circumstances. What do we expect her to do? go to the police station to report that a faulty plane is about to be flown… Even a journalist said he wrote to authorities informing them of his personal experience with the plane but nothing was done, what more????? 

    • Guest

       You can’t blame the woman. How many of you would be bold to come out to tell such story? and to who? She even tried by coming out at this time to talk. For all you care this woman might be ignorant of the gravity at that time but now. The important thing now is to deal with the owners who want to make money at the expense lives. May God deliver Nigeria.

      • Darlynton

        Nooo. In developed countires it is a crime to withold such vital information. She will be jailed if this was in the US. We need to grow up in this country. We cover up mediocrity encouraging perpetrators of evil to continue.

        • jimmy

          Chairman, are you a lawyer? How can she be jailed over an info she has no strong proof on. Is she the engineer or what? and she is not even the only one aware of the info she gave, she only gave her own account and that may not even be the actual cause of the crash. No developed country will jail someone for such, at least if you know your right and have a lawyer…. take it easy bros. Do you know what is called duty of care???

    • Adex

      look the  aviation industry is not a place where a whistle blower will survival it just unfortunate that what happen happened,a lot of faulty aircraft have been put on air with passsengers on board several times,if the lady in blow the whistle the authority will tell her ”na today that one dey happen”( is like telling the police that people smoke cannabis aka igbo in African Shrine) and report to her employer then she is back on the street,this is the only country where one person cater for several people that are not emplyed but employable.Please don’t blame the lady blame the system. 

  • King Geewah

    Imagine if we all protest against this… This Indians need to be taught lessons! I am hating them with passion now…

    • The Watchman

       I find it staggering the amount of racism coming out from so called Nigerians. Typical. So now you want to hate on all Indians? There should be justice and recriminations against the guilty but trust me on this, the most guilty are NOT THE Indians but the corrupt government who do not check planes for airworthiness. America has similar amounts of plane crashes but guess what they don’t go baying for blood or look at the ethnicity of the owners. NO THEY INVESTIGATE AND MAKE CHANGES AND PUT CHECKS AND BALANCES IN PLACE. Ah ah. na wa o!

      • jimmy

        God bless you sir… The level of racial prejudice and sentiment being put into this discussion is just so alarming. The painful thing is it will distract us away from more important findings and issues… 

  • Senatorgim

    I believe Govt authorities wo are supposed to be doing their checks have been either idle, bribed or incompetent. Dana Mgt shouls be charged with Murder along with all relevant regulatory bodies.

  • James Sani

    i think Dana air or wot ever it is called should be completely prescribed and the management sacked and prosecuted for being very unprofessional in their management of their air fleet……….but come to think of it shouldn’t the pilot and other crew members should have cried out and alerted NCA, FAAN  and other regulatory authorities concerned and decline to fly……. until the plane is properly fixed……..instead of this one risk too many…….workers should learn to speak out when their employers want risk their lives to achieve their aim of maximizing profit at all cost…….

  • JoDaniels

    This is so sad…when are we ever gonna have dignity?…I personally think the pilots should have refused to fly the plane at the cost of their jobs or not,that way they are making good examples and would have probably preserved the many souls we lost yesterday.
    The whole management team should be arrested and tried for manslaugther.

  • Ima24tion

    Statistically air travel is known to be the safest form / means of transportatio, but when caution in terms of safety is thrown to the wind, we hace DISASTER. It’s a pitty we live in a society where the government don’t care.

  • Braitgee

    Wat ar we saying here, that someone new de state of dis aircraft b4 now $ did nothing abt it to safe her job in expense of innocent life? It’s pathetic, pls let do things at de rigt time especially wen it has to do wit life, de info at dis time is of no use I most say, jail will not bring de victims back 2 life nor wipe de tears of their loveones. The pilot also is an int.mumu, I can’t imagin someone risking his or her life for money dat someother person wil take possession of, it’s a pity. I pray God to grant them eternal rest.

  • Wally2

    Boycott Dana Products, period!  Hit them where it hurts, their pockets.  For the owner of Dana to have the audacity to show his face at the crash site after giving them clearance to fly a defective plane.  He should be executed.  I am surprised he wasn’t stoned to death by the massive crowd.

    • The Watchman

       Comments like this and the other ignorant ones shows Nigerians to be totally stupid and a laughing stock to the whole world. One whistleblower on tv does not an investigation make. You are suggesting the owner of Dana should be executed? No wonder white people laugh and continue to look dfown at Africans and black people. Shameful and disgraceful

  • Adysmart

    Can you imagine? Something that would have been avoided has sent hundreds of people to an untimely grave,What a stupid quest for money!!!! The best bet is simply to withdraw their licence and stop them from operating,get the owner and the top management jailed for life since the words CAUTION and SAFETY means nothing to them

  • Forem89

    AA has a point in his school of thought that this crash could have been as a result of a suicide bomber’s attack,we just hope the aviation industry will intensify their security and be at alert.my condolesce greatings to every mouring family my heart bleeds for ur loss.pls pray for our country Nigeria,it is well.

  • Lawal

    The dirty water from the gutter poured by the residence into the aircraft to help quench the fire might have accelerated the death of some of the victims. 

    OH NIGERIA

    ALL top aviation aviation directors including minister should be sack. Replace them with someone who has lost his or her beloved ones in this disaster. Then We shall experience a major transformation of the aviation industry because the new guys will approach the much needed transformation with anger like Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State.

  • Brightomaga

    the federal govt should be held responsible.

  • Ann

    IF GREED FOR EXTRA MONEY HAS COSTED OVER 153 LIVES; OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT MUST MAKE SURE THE TOP MANAGMENT THAT INSISTED ON THE PLANE FLYING SHOULD BE JAILED FOR FOR LIFE IN THE MURDER OF THOSE POOR INNOCENT LIVES AND AVIATION MINISTRY SHOULD DEVISE A WAY OF SECURELY GETTING INSIDER INFO WITHOUT EXPOSING THE  SOURCE OF THE INFO; HAVING INTERNAL SPYS IN ALL THE AIRLINES OPERATING LOCAL FLIGHTS IN NIGERIA CAN BE A KEY TO THE END OF ALL THESE.

  • Akpanjo

    If it is true that there was such history of recurring fault, then the accident was just a matter of time and the anonymous “angel” could have saved this nation the tears we are now shedding had she spoken to the relevant aviation authorities to intervene promptly. If an aircraft operator can authorize the use of a faulty aircraft without being detected by the regulating or standards enforcing agencies until an acciident occurs, then the system has failed and needs revision. And for the pilot who would fly an aircraft with an unresolved history of hydraulic system fault, I’m bereft of idea to decipher what gave him/ her confidence to take off and hope to be back with his/her family. May the souls of the victims of our collective pride, “greed & corruption”, rest in peace.

  • ATUMEYI GERALD M.

    DANA MGT MUST GO FOR IT, AFTER A PILOT COMPLAINED TO THE MGT DAT THE PLANE WAS FAULTY, THE FALSE THE PLANE TO FLY, WHAT A STUPID IDEAL IS THAT? MAY THE MERCY OF  GOD BE UPON NIGERIA AND THE SOULS OF THE ALL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE.

  • jimmy

    This tragedy is just one of the many symptoms and complications of the malady affecting Nigeria… It was some other airlines yesterday, it is Dana today…… It is not just about stoning the owner of Dana or suing the management or blaming the woman who in my opinion couldn’t have done anything concrete to prevent the incident (in a society like Nigeria, maybe should would have been able to prevent it in some other sane societies). This is about laying down a good and productive structure or system. This sort of tragedy is not new in Nigeria, we just run around when one happens, make noise, make temporary adjustments and then relax again…. We have a long way to go and we need to start by first having respect and value for human lives… Putting in place a sustained efficient system that will prevent further such occurrences is what we need now. May God have mercy on Nigeria!

  • Biggy_guzman

    Why is she talking now? I am sure that that ill fated plane must have had a lot of near misses and nobody reported them. If that plane had not crashed, would she have spoken out? Would it not have been business as usual?I believe that there are worse aircrafts making trips in our airspace. Cutting corners has become the order of the day in the aviation industry. The full weight of the law should be brought down on whoever has a hand on these ‘murders’. Enough is enough

  • Bayo Ayanga

    God help us in Nigeria. If this is true, then Dana Airline should at least be banned from operating any further in Nigeria

  • Afila

    Nawaah oh!!! This okirika mentality has not left Nigeria. When will we stop buying second hand articles in this nigeria sef? mchew…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikpe.okafor Ikpe Okafor

    To me the owners of the Dana shit should be charged with terrorist bombing of the 2-storey building in Lagos and be made to pay in full the compensation and damages accruing from their greed  and callousness.

  • Jane

    Dis is terible..can this furking management try this shit with. U.S.A

  • KK24

    This Indian company has no respect for Nigerians the more I read about this crash the more it is clear that its all about money for them. The relatives of the dead must sue Dana and the Government must close them down . 

    • Chuksnwagboh2000

      Nwagboh chuks
      In the name of allowing foreign investors all kinds of human being enter this country to dupe the innocent citizens. For crying out loud how can a country like India be allowed to float an airline knowing fully well that the only road an average indian knows is that of cheating. No indian company in this country carry out its activities in the best way going from their textile to drug manufacturing. It is high time we define our true position with all these dubious companies coming in this country just to cheat,kill,steal,fake and evade taxes.One can conjecture that all these hospitals run by indians must be administering sub-standard drugs and charging patients as if they are getting the best. Our Government should try all those concerned in this crash after thorough investigations and jail all found guilty for life as a deterent to others. Can a Nigerian company commit such in India and if no why should a group of nonentities come here and waste the life of our citizens.Am sure by now the indians i know would have started running up and down to see whom they will offer bribe to cover this incident but woo betide whoever will compromise his/her stand on this issue.Indians and Chinese are part of our economic problems all in the name of trade liberalization. The Government should know whom to give what type of permit to do business. Iam pained by this incident and it should be used to check all other activities of theirs.

      • jimmy

        Almost every leading country in the world today has foreign investors, US, Canada, UK, all have foreign investors. The problem is we ourselves, we Nigerians not the foreigners. Indians won’t do this in US or Canada cos those countries have working and enforced laws and systems. We Nigerians dupe ourselves, we are greedy and cheats, that’s why others can come in to cheat us, they are only living according to the norms of our society. So the issue is not about who did what, it’s about the act, irrespective of doer, Indian, Japanese, Nigerian, whatever… Indians are not the ones wasting the lives of our citizens, our government, Nigerians are the ones wasting the lives of Nigerians…..

  • funsho,germany

    what a shame,everything goes in nigeria,lebanese will flog nigerians with cane in there own country,chinese will bring all the fake and rejected goods to the country,indian will never stop operating in the country with littel or no regard for the law governing their operation.All this happen because we have wicked and greedy leaders who only care about what they personally get from this foreigners.the whole problem is from bad leadership and nothing will stop this attitude until we all decide to fight for our great country nigeria.

    • jimmy

      We Nigerians are worse than the foreigners…. Nigerians do more terrible things, much greater than what foreigners do… The issue is lawlessness, corruption, lack of working structures and systems….. whether foreigner or Nigerian is irrelevant… 

  • Musatela

    This is yet another shocking revelation of a brutal killing of innocent precious Nigerian lives. Why Nigeria? Why must heartless people like the Dana killers be allowed to operate in Nigeria? What kind of punishment can bring back the lives lost in this wanton act? What amount of compensation can heal the irreparable loss to families of the victims? What measures can forestall this kind of crime from happening again? When will our governments stop the killing of innocent Nigerians by allowing the importation and the operation of aged airplanes into the country? Who are the collaborators in this one terrorist act? When will they be brought to account for their crimes? We need answers to all our HOWS? WHYS? WHENS? WHOS? WHERES? Yes, we need answers very fast as we mourn the deaths of our Bretheren. MAY THEIR PRECIOUS INNOCENT SOULS REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

  • Dicksonad

    Sad, sad, sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dr Osuji

    Here ‘s what i have to say .  Who’s in Charge. who gets to decide what plane can be used in Nigeria. CHANNELS  please can u get us a name/NAMES and a PICTURE if u can. Who gave the Go ahead to fly that ill fated plane. Give us the name/names of those who’re causing us so much PAIN. Pls do IT, bcos if u don’t it will happen again… who knows the other airlines! what are they up to? there’s no telling who’ll be next, and what plane will follow . someone is obviously not DOING HIS WORK AND WE NEED TO KNOW BY NAME NOT COMPANY. this might be a very good chance. CHANNELS  FOLLOW IT UP AND ASK FOR NAMES.

  • Bignonny200

    One thing I hate about nigeria is that everything goes, I hate the government as a whole, I just can’t O my God, with tears in my eyes I say this.. Thank you lord for in everything that happens,we should give you thanks cod you are still saying something

  • Jaydee

    @ Okikiola Beckley…you should please shut up if the need to “not be a marketer” is greater than the help you could have given anyone by mentioning the 2 airlines and helping save lives. The approved airlines are AERO and ARIK air. 

  • Quvos Associates

    I feel we talk too much as a people. Simply march on the damn Airline’s office and deliver instant justice. That will send a message that no one will go scott-free from their ghastly deeds. Complaining about my comment only reinforces what I’m trying to convey. They say Naija is lawless no be so? Okay na, let’s get dirty!!!

    • jimmy

      No comment!

  • Dr.Tochukwu O.

    Why are we acting surprised? Didn`t we all read the article on THIS DAY newspaper on 22nd May 2012 by a great Nigerian who raised an alarm about this same plane that crashed? Read that article published about 2weeks ago and you`ll find out every1 had been expecting Dana air flight 0992 to have crashed long before now. Please Dana management should stop making a fool of smart Nigerians. READ THAT ARTICLE ON THIS DAY NEWSPAPER…22/5/2012

  • Bignonny200

    Bribery and corruption is the problem of Nigeria, I hate Nigerian government from mr president to the list, I don’t know if their plan is to kill all of us, but are they going to live only them, who is going to call them mr president, his excellence, mr senator, God have mercy on us. Crying

  • Gabunson

    only  God will help us in this Nigeria.

    • The Watchman

       Sigh. This ignorance is what the corrupt officials prey on. Wake up! God helps those who help themselves. If you sit and wait for God to descend from heaven to sort Nigeria out then you will be waiting forever. Go to school, read, get educated and spread the knowledge. It is time for Africans to stop being so stupid and wake up. After all there is a black (albeit half) man at the White House.

  • Omobolaji Ajai

    I don’t think Dana Air is the only culprit in this scenario. In February 2012, i had cause to travel from Ibadan to Abuja and had to fly by Associated Airlines. To say that i was queasy throughout the duration of the flight is an understatement. I think if that lady had actually tried to inform the authorities, nothing probably would have happened and she would have probably lost her job because someone at the the regulatory authorities would have exposed her. Really it is a catch 22 situation the way things happen in this country  

  • omooba22

    It is hightime we sent all these Indians packing. They trade in fake drugs, they subject Nigerians to hard labour. They trade in any sort of business which are injurious to lives and property of Nigerians. How could a sane management take such a risk at detriment of people’s lives

  • Udoprof

    Could this be true? I wish the Nigerian government would do everything possible to investigate this statement and apply appropriate sanctions where necessary. These souls have perished. They must not die on vain.

  • KK24

    Look at how long it took them to make a statement,” they will pay the stipulated compensation” basically they should be shut down. Anyway no body will fly Dana again they should go and ask Okada air, Sosoliso and Belview they all went bust. In fact all Dana products must be fake. Nigerians should boycott anything Dana and get them out of Nigeria. They think we are fools ! We should show these people they can not come into Nigeria and take us for granted   

  • Noranata

    These Indians managing this Dana aircraft are idiots and crazy people who should be deported out of Nigeria and everything confisticated from them along with their families, how dare them say they will compensate the bereaved families, how much will wake up the dead, how much will bring back a dead breadwinner to his family or complete families. That statement is slap to our face.
    They will never accept that the plane had fault, denial denial is the coffee for the day.
    The govt should bring them to justice, let them account for the 153+ souls that perished.

  • Omotayo

    Firstly, the authorized agencies should investigate the allegations contained herein and if found wanting, the management of Dana Air be brought to justice and service suspended in Nigeria and possibly Africa as a whole.

    We all knows the goal of every private own organization is to minimize cost and maximize profit by making GOOD decisions most especially when it affect lives.

  • Catherine Conor

    indians, chinese and lebanese should be audited by a special immigration task force. remember the vaswani’s got deported, today they are back sipping champagne and selling expired rice to nigerians. remember the lebanese that killed a young muslim bdc operator? remember how chinese were flogging underpayed workers in lagos? enough is enough…. nigerians- over to you!

  • Bellspaul

    DANA sud rot in hell… let the same fate fall on everybody that knew abt this plane and still allowed it to be flown… silly, useless people

  • Solong54

    The President and NASS must hear this.
    Nigeria is the only country where laws are made but there is no implementation. Did I just read that the Idian managers of the air craft knew that the  Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Douglas (MD 83) that crashed on Sunday was faulty and they allowed it to fly just to maximize profit. There you are. Take a look at all companies managed by Indians and lebanese in Nigeria the same is happening. Go to India and try it. Here in Nigeria Indians see themselves as Whites and see us as blacks. I dont blame them since all our rice and drugs are imported from their country while our land lay waste. If the federal government failed to act this time the blood of all the victims will be on you the president and on all of you  members of house of assembly. The Indians you people see as good managers are actually taking their tolls on poor Nigerians the masses. They pay Nigerian masses less than minimum wage and still use them to work more than normal working hours and pay them peanuts. Just to maximize profit and be called good managers by their MDs. They make sure their vehicles TATA are used and inturn enrich their economy while we cry everyday for poverty. this can only happen in Nigeria. Its high time Nigeria Government check and impose capital punishment on corruption since thats the reason why we don’t trust ourselves and bring all these selfish individuals who can trade our lives and well being for their selfish gain. If not who knows the next? Levi Ajuonuma is gone because he is in the flight.  It may be you because a common Nigerian cannot afford to pay flight ticket. Blood of men and women wasted in this country is crying to God. Very soon if you don’t act that means no need for you to be there. God will definitely remove you, because things cannot continue like this. A wave of change is blowing change must come and it is now!

  • Bellspaul

    there sud be no excuse watsoeva….now do u blame DANA. we have a useless minister for aviation and a useless president…. i am so angry and pissed… d only tin Nigeria needs now is a bloody revolution… all govt officials “that are corrupt”sud me murdered like they did in Ghana…… useless silly BASTARDS

    • The Watchman

       No doubt you would be going to church on sunday singing praise to Jesus you evil man. Can’t you see YOU are the problem in Nigeria today. YOU and others like you. Yes there should be an investigation and yes there should be punishment for those responsible but MURDER is not it. Backward stone age thinking is what is holding Africans back. Wake up and have a sense of justice instead of acting like your corrupt predecessors.

  • Femi

    Now you know you cannot afford to stay silent in fear of losing your job when you take 153 souls into the air on board an ill-fated airliner. I don’t blame the woman talking now – at least she is talking. There are some indigenous employees directly linked to the history of this flight that will still cover up with the Indian management. Yes! We can tie this back to corruption and utter disrespect for human (Nigerian) lives. Yes! everyone involved including those who knew the plane wasn’t meant to fly should be tried and duly punished. At the end of all this, we can collectively ensure this does not happen ever again. This in itself is a form of TERRORISM- it has to end and there is no better time than now.

  • Bellspaul

      those useless indians sud be hung 2 death 4 playing with the lives of Nigerians…and GOD punish the minister of Aviation and the Nigerian president….let dem and their generations neva see peace till their entire generation is wiped out

  • Webby

    common the staff should come out and speak up,its not only DANA Management that is responsible. The Nigerian that cleared the plane when it was imported is also guilt,the safety officer that declared the plane worthy to fly is also guilty,the captain that did not make a scene to inform passengers of the poor condition of the plane is guilty,why didn’t the officials post this information on social network,why didn’t they tweet? The officials still want to save their that why they cant speak up.Why most we keep reading the history of the plane when lives have been lost? A lot of people are now saying they boarded the plane in May and it had some hitches they are also have to  be blamed for keeping quiet.creative criticism and correction builds a nation.#speak up Nigeria. Life is a function of the seed you sow. you don’t need to be in government before you make changes,Don’t sit down and watch things get bad around you.IF IT HAS TO BE ITS UP TO U AND ME.Be the CHANGE

  • Antitunrayo288

    dana air is just out of it. will the money bring back life. Nigeria as a whole is just a bad counry. may their souls rest in peace

  • SPACE

    I WANT TO KNOW WHAT CREDENTIALS STELLA ODUAH HAS TO RUN THE AVIATION MINISTRY, IF NOT THAT SHE’S A GIRLFRIEND OF THE PEOPLE IN POWER. RIGGED ELECTIONS, INCOMPETENCE, CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM, HAS CAUSED LOSS OF LIVES IN NIGERIA. IF JONAH BELIEVED HE WON THOSE ELECTIONS SQUARE PEGS WONT BE FORCED INTO ROUND HOLES. EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF COMPETENCE WOULD HAVE NOT LET THAT PLANE FLY. KARMA WILL CATCH UP THEM ALL  

  • VegasPilot

    To someone from the USA, this is all pretty hilarious. There are airplane accident investigations for a reason. All of you jumping on the bandwagon, and looking for blood, based solely on the comments of a single whistle-blower on TV are exactly the reason that the rest of the world regards Nigerians to be totally stupid and a laughing stock. Execute the airline executives, really? You don’t have any more idea what happened on that airplane than I do here 8000 miles away. Don’t worry, though, we’re sending the Boeing and NTSB people over to figure it out for you.

    • keepinitreal

      Seriously VegasPilot…..Your are in the USA flying well-inspected aircrafts and opening your mouth to say crap like that. People are angry, when they are, they vent (its human nature). And there is a reason why people believe the whistle blower: it is because they know that there is a possibility that what he/she said happened, actually happened, especially in our beloved nation.

      • The Watchman

         Vegaspilot is right. The only people who should be angry are the relatives of the dead. Armchair critics like yourself should have more dignity and seek THE TRUTH. Instead of calling on God all the time Nigerians should get real and wake up. God is not going to come down from heaven to solve this and don’t you find it ironic that Nigerians are one of the most religious people on earth yet the most corrupt and backward from an infrastructure point of view. Yes Americans are religious too but at least they know that responsibility is in THEIR hands and not God’s. Also for all the religion you are blood thirsty and evil wanting death for others. At least some of the people on here have their heads screwed on correctly but keepinitreal you need to ask yourself why a rich country like Nigeria is so poor.

        • keepinitreal

          Oh wow watchman and Jimmy, dont get it twisted, i do not support violence of any kind….i was only saying that calling nigerians stupid and a laughing stock was uncalled for (by the way, this is another problem we have in Nigeria: africans in the “so called” diaspora looking down on us while they are enjoying the good life in America, pls remember that not everyone can run to another country) ..

          I was also trynna point out the fact that she MAY be telling the truth (and going by our past record, i am inclined to consider that possibility). As for the comment “the only pple that should be angry are the relatives of the dead, i disagree 100%, because this CAN happen to anyone in Nigeria: you bribe the engineers to give their go-ahead and 150 die, that is simply ridiculous. I agree with the whole calling on God thing, yes that bothers me a lot too, we need to solve our problems, God is not gonna come down from heaven to solve them for us

      • jimmy

        Venting anger irrationally is no sane human nature…. The ability to make well thought out decisions while angry is what make man higher than animals… It’s sickening that majority here have already diverted attention to and venting unnecessary anger on a woman who only gave her own account. It’s funny and ridiculous. We need to act and do things more intelligently is the bottom line…..

    • jimmy

      well put

    • Vin_walkers

      u r an asshole

  • http://twitter.com/Smith0195 same same

    Naija jaga jaga, this Naija for you NOTHING work, may their soul RIP.

  • Sandee575

    I’m in the aviation industry, with decades of experience and i feel i should put in a few words here especially after having read through comments posted so far. The emotional outbursts can be understood given the number of lives abruptly cut short. However how seriously should an anonymous whistle blower’s account be taken? Her description of the aircraft technical problems can be best described as frivolous. No machine doesn’t suffer some defect at one time or the other. Not until proper investigations are carried out should we begin to find anyone guilty of misconduct.

  • Ayodotun

    FG should withdraw the operating license of DANA AIR WITH immediate effect until the result of the full investigation on the cause of the crash is out…
    Else , we will assume the FG is also part of the conspiracy….
    Why should a faulty plane be cleared to fly? The airline must not be allowed to Operate in the country again … FG through NCAA should also do review the operating licenses of other airlines and issue fresh operating clearance to all of them only after they have been certified okay.
    May God restore Nigerian back again.
    Amen

  • Ugowilliam

    my take is not about weeping at the crash site ,but what action will be taken after this .We have lost enough souls to crashes like this after much weeping nothing is done.NCAA ,are there collecting bribe here and there forgetting what they are there to do[ SAFETY.]God make our leaders to start doing the right things to save us from this predicament we found ourselves in.

  • Okey

    what can i or we say to change things in this country,we need action. President Jonathan is practically a self-centered dunce & a fool (quote me). All he knows is to talk & make pronouncements. This is what happens when quacks, mediocres & evil are in power. Nigeria has killed & is killing more Nigerians more than any disease, war, natural disaster, crime, & poverty. He is 1 of d most powerful presidents in d world but only sits & stares…so every other thing then dances to his tune

  • abdullahi

    Jonathan should not fail to give a protocol breaking order to send that airline away from nigeria,so that other airlines will learn,how can they manage plane?they are testing the ability of an aircraft to reach lagos with people’s life,nigerians,i don’t blame them they the owners are not nigerians,and they should be charged for genocide and sentenced.

  • Browneyesng

    charity begins at home,when a visitor comes to your house and he meets the house clean,he. will keep it clean,if he meets it dirty he wil do d same,since we as a nigeria dosent have each others best interest in mind.talkless of am outsider that came to look for money..everybody is just swearing and abusing,it wont change anything,we all need self deliverance.we need to change the way we see each other.evrybody in is doing you chop i chop,the md chop,manger chop,engineers chop too,at the end the airport ppl chop too.and allowed the fligth to takeoff.saying God dey.
    mehn we need to change and stop makin mony to rule us.evrybody is at fault.we all contributed.not only the government.we the citizens especially..everybody contributed in the murder 

  • Peter

    Why this new at this time; don’t you imagine that DANA Air will deny. The nation SHOULD call expert but intelligent and independent investigators to look into the wrecks of the ill-fated air-plane. Besides, DANA Air MUST be grounded and made to pay for this loss. It’s a pity!!!!

  • Martynns

    But where was the professionalism of the pilots? Were they zombies to just fly because they were ordered to? Even when they know their lives and that of their passengers wld be at risk??

  • Alakalayi

    If this story is true,why didnt this particular whistle blower go straight to the aviation authorities with these facts befor this tragic incident,thus saving the lives of hisher colleagues & parsengers that has now perished.Well,hopefully the govt have a lead to work on.Condolences to all that lost their beloved.

  • Buxbunnie

    The loss of lives, both on the flight and on ground is tragic. But are we not all jumping to conclusions and clutching at straws? Has anyone considered that maybe these people claiming to be Dana air staff are not telling true? Maybe waiting for a full investigation would be better for everyone. Maybe we should be angry with the lack of foundation and infrastructure in our country and government.

  • Vin_walkers

    i think these pilots should refuse 2 fly any airplane that is not 100% certified.they dshould not b coaxed by mangement to put dia lives and the lives of odas @ stake

  • Cringe

    There’s a difference in meaning between “being” and “been”. Couldn’t read the full article because of these errors. This article needs sorting out especially on an international platform. *cringe*

  • ERNEST OKOJIE

    Things happen in this country and in this country alone. We are ever so patient. How can rational and sane human beings created by God willfully sacrifice innocent lives, also created by the same God, at the altar of profit? Whether the plane was faulty or not is not debatable, fact is young, aged and promising generations have been murdered! And as is customary with the country, the murderers would be applauded and given express licence to commit further crimes and heap heavy sorrow on millions of Nigerians. I stand to be corrected, nobody has ever been jailed for complicity in plane crashes in this country, nobody has ever publicly admitted to have made an error of judgement leading to plane a crash. Withdrawal of operating licence or payment of compensation alone is not sufficient. We need to stop these kind of Boko Haram in the air! The government need to make these people pay! Jail term for murder in the first degree and manslaughter are appropriate sanctions! But these are my musings, will it ever happen? I weep for the lives that are snuffed out daily by some people’s greed. A pity!

  • Nwabueze Anachebe

    When would we change our attitude as a nation, how long would we keep on sacrificing the lives of NIGERIANS on the alter of greed & corruption, amazingly the scriptures declares that a GREEDY MAN DESTROYS HIS OWN HOUSE, that what these people are doing. let those in authority close their eyes and deny the truth as to what happened, they shd remember that ONE day the ROOSTER would come HOME to ROOST.

  • Ask4ijeoma82

    The only way we can solve this problem is to be sincere,Instead our leaders make a show of tears, now i feel worse the president… the gov. the ministers and all the very .. very  important people are crying. ohohhoh    How about we try this. One. Pick up the emergency response system in Our country and deal with it. it is not impossible if we have the right people in place. Instead of crying  !employ the right guys to do the job.(Not next of kins)Next time if we have this situation maybe, just maybe some lives will be saved,and it may be u.Yes you. 2 Look into the regulations and regulators of the aviation Industry.Someone explain why we have so many residential …… (high buildings )on the route of a landing air plane…..among many other things. Pick up the road transport system ….we have bad roads… FIX IT. WHEN u do pls … please can we also have some street lights. LEADERS…. BIG LEADERS SMALL LEADERS…..in case u haven’t heard . PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE AND IN THIS CASE, PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CRYING WHEN ………Obviously there’s no CURE,
    GOD BLESS NIGERIA

  • Nyeso

    This is a serious allegation by the levelled against Dana Airlines by one of its staff who wanted to remain anonymous, but not for long I hope. If the allegations of this culpable negligence proved to be true, the Federal Government through its relevant agencies must ensure that the company is brought before a criminal court of competence for mass murder, or at least corporate manslaughter; and in civil court for Damages. The company saying that they would pay the stipulated damages is at this point in time presumptuous. This is a foreign company, and in the time past it has mostly been the case that, foreign companies have no proclivity, nor do they have an interest in the citizens of the country, they are only here to make money regardless of whose life is lost in the process. This is an acid test for this Government, all eyes are on them to do the right thing and see that no stone is left unturned.    

  • Osahon

    My heart goes to those who died in the crash, their families, friends and Nigeria. May be this crash was avoidable if the national airline regulations were strictly adhere to or may be the plane was doom to crash due to certain inadequacies that were not solve for one reason or the other and in either case, it is unacceptable expecially when it is a matter regarding to life. 3 days of mourning is good in respect to those who died, but it’s not enough and it will be a dis-service to them and the nation if lessons are not learned with a view to prevent future occurrence of similar accidents. We do not know whose turn is next in this kind of accident! PLEASE do something tangible to STOP it!! else it may just be your turn!!!

    • Joe

       I really appreciate ur comment. all what the staff has said is that this tragic incident was avoidable and shouldn’t have happened if necessary and disciplinary actions had been taken. All what i know is that the bllod of the innocent lives will be on the management head and God will surely ask them of all the victim’s blood.

  • Elias Offor

    Please Air Nigeria should equally be subjected to serious check; I had a terrible experience when in January I flew it from Lagos to Abuja; The flight was delayed for one hour and after that, we sat in the plane for close to 30mins and finally had to spend an hour 10mins before landing. Nigerians have the attitude of complacency especially the passengers; when I was complaining together with a lady that sad beside me, men where busy reading their novels and some even plugged all sort of earphones. A stitch in time they say saves nine.

  • Ayegbo Olufiropo

    Well done! Channel TV. I always rely on ur impeccable news. D facts remain dat; d magt of d said coy ‘ll nt says d truth of d matter. In addition, d Govt of Nig shd act fast on dis case. Urs, AYEGBO OLUFIROPO(LAGOS NIGERIA)

  • Sneaker_pimp39

    Nigeria’s Most Wanted: http://www.danagroup.com/Profile/Board-of-Directors.aspx 

  • Guest

    I say this with no lack of respect for the dead.  

    However, Nigeria is a nightmare of place!  I have never been there…but the video I have seen from the crash site with civilians walking all over the wreckage with total disregard for investigators or anything else….its a wonder something hasn’t happened like this before!  This fly-by-night company will end up going under cause of this..only to resurface from Bankruptcy under another name and you stupid people will continue to fly them.  This is why the US has standards for airlines to follow.  And all this corruption you speak of you continue to allow it to happen.  Why?  You think you have no power…but you do.  STOP FLYING THIS AIRLINE!!!  With no passengers…they can’t survive!  Stop being part of the problem.  And if there is no other airline you can fly to get to where you are going…gee, here is an idea…DON’T F***ING GO!!!!

    You people are just awful!

  • Tujo72

    Since Dana commenced operation something told me that these Indian companies can not be trusted.They would try to get away with murder thru currupted aviation officials.
    joe black.

  • It Weeezard

    If Dana Air is not sued for this blunder and thoroughly sanctioned for mass destruction and utter disregard to Human life, then God will Judge in His wrath all those at the helm of administration especially those with the prerogative of office of which matters of this nature fall within their jurisdiction.

  • It Weeezard

    If Dana Air is not sued for this blunder and thoroughly sanctioned for mass destruction and utter disregard to Human life, then God will Judge in His wrath all those at the helm of administration especially those with the prerogative of office of which matters of this nature fall within their jurisdiction

  • heavenlylilly

    It is very true that this same aircraft developed a fault in Calabar. My friend was supposed to flyin it but it was delayed for 6hrs so he bought another ticket from calabar back to lagos. There is truth in what the lady official is saying. Please take her seriously, ask more questions and finally, protect her identity for her safety.

  • Lami

    How many days mourning will now be given to each road accidents victims who had lost their lives in the past or are road accidents deaths not been more than the 153 who died on this plane crash?.
    Because this is a flight accident and the international press are already aware of the shamefull act of nigeria’s aviation system.Now a three day mourning is set aside to divert questions and reaction that is suppose to be in place for the minister of aviation and the government.
    Nigerians know how to mourn.MOURN NIGERIANS!!!!KEEP MOURNING WHEN YOU ARE EVEN SUPPOSE TO OCCUPY NIGERIA AVIATION SYSTEM.Shame Nigeria.Shame Democracy in Nigeria,Shame Mr President!!!
    May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.Amen!

  • Franklin

    The authorities (NACC and other regulatory agencies) and management of Dana Airline must be held responsible for this crash…we can’t continue to have foreigners come here and kill Nigerians with impunity. If there were reports that the airline had series of mechanical problems as it is been alleged now,what did the regulatory agencies and the management of the airline do? We can’t continue like this,we must be proactive and not reactive…its time for a change NOW.

  • Owoikotekpeyak

    Sunrisedaily. This is the only tv programme I watch each day .please don’ mess it up by bringing people with street knowledge to discuss a highly technical subject like aviation. Many so called experts have made uninformed comments on the accident and these have affected the minds of people wrongly including the national assembly. This probably might have informed the revoking of DANA license and the suspension of the DG FAAN . I know this hurts but let us wait for the formal report before any far reaching decision is made. Meanwhile I weep for the victims of the crash and do hope that something will be done to alleviate their pains and improve the safety of aviation in this country.

  • Oje

    Me personally think heads should also roll in the Nigerian
    aviation authorities and regulatory bodies who are responsible for deeming an
    airplane fit to fly. If this is done, they will no long just collect bribes to forfeit
    routine checks on airworthiness of any plane across our skies run by these
    money conscious Jetliner owners. Except our regulators don’t know how to certify a jet for airworthiness…who knows..? 

  • Oje

    Me personally think heads should also roll in the Nigerian
    aviation authorities and regulatory bodies who are responsible for deeming an
    airplane fit to fly. If this is done, they will no long just collect bribes to forfeit
    routine checks on airworthiness of any plane across our skies run by these
    money conscious Jetliner owners. Except our regulators don’t know how to certify a jet for airworthiness…who knows..? 

  • Olufunketaiwo

    Dana staff are very very stupid, so the pilot knew the plane is not good to fly and he went ahead because of management, abi they also bribed him, they should be sent back to India, that means there will be particles that are poisonous in their drugs and they still produce and sell to us, bottle water that they sell are not clean but they still bottle and sell because management said so.
    I think its important to look into all there products and all the other expatriates company’s, what they cannot do in their countries they do here without anybody blinking at them

  • Richard hashoku

    There you are guys. Sad incidents like this call for deep reflection and search for permanent solutions. Not quarels and outbursts. That is why World over while people grieve they hold on until inestigations have been completed. Otherwise a situation where even whichdoctors become aircraft engineers will only help excabate the problem. It would seem to me that many people are putting the cut before the hourse. May the Souls of the all the deceased rest in eternal peace. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5DLSVPHWOUIIG2LS7KKYFBSUDU Jamal O'King

    These money mongering idiots should be trshed out of Nigeria like good for nothing, after bleeding them of every cents they made in Nigeria.

    They should continue their only-profit-focused-operation in India.

  • Seyigba

    these employers are selfish
     

  • Cassandra

    LAMENTATIONS OF AN AIRCRAFT:

    My name is MD 83, I was
    manufactured in 1990 (almost the same age with me)
    Acquired by Alaska airline … For 12 years I served my masters With
    might and strength and made them smile to the banks Until November 4,
    2002 when I developed engine faults and had to make emergency diversion
    due to smoke in my cabin, Passengers disembarked alive.

    On August 20,
    2006 I was again evacuated after landing at the Long Beach, CA Again,
    due to smoke in my cabin Passengers disembarked alive. Concerned about
    my air worthiness, Alaska Airline parked me Until Sept. 11, 2008 for
    repairs and shifted my burdens to Dana Air Nigeria on February 2009.
    On arrival On the tropical shores of Africa I hid not my state of
    health On May 3rd 2012, a Lagos station manager said I should be
    grounded for a check-up that alarm was ignored on May 11th 2012, I made
    an air return and emergency landing at MM2 Passengers disembarked alive
    On May 25th 2012. Again, I made an air return and emergency landing due
    to engine failure Passengers disembarked alive And finally on June 3rd
    2012 I crashed in Iju Lagos state, 5-6 nautical miles from touchdown,
    killing all 153 passengers on board and 30 on ground after 22 years Of
    meritorious service, I wished my masters listened and let me rest now I
    put tears In the eyes of a nation. But come to think of it, if Alaska
    Air considered me unfit to fly Americans, why should Dana Air consider
    me worthy to fly Nigerians? Please I need answers……..!!!

  • Oscar_emerenwa

    My comment on the ill fated flight is that all Nigerian pilots
    need to be retrained on the issue of safety for themselves first, and the passengers
    on board. The attitude of flying planes that are problem probe does not make
    any pilot a hero when such can be averted. Planes are built to forewarn the
    pilot and the technical crews of any deficiencies or defects, this are
    indicated on the panel checking before flight.

    Similarly, Nigeria still lacks what it take to rescue; 30
    minutes or not was enough to have rescued someone from the scene before
    explosion occurred. So all point to failed communication via the airline
    authority to the state; and the citizens’ low education on safety matters when
    there is an emergence to safe live and property.

    Let take a look at some of auto accident in Nigeria and ask ourselves
    this question, the less accident means death in Nigeria because we are till locked
    up in the realm of it was destined to happen. That is not in the diction of any
    nation that has a workable institution. Failure comes when we fail to do what
    is right in every management aspect of our life. Death cars on our roads, buses
    and luxurious buses, which are not road worthy are allowed for transportation. Accident
    don’t just happen it is calculated, or mistaken by impatient applicant.

     

  • Johnsonokafor217

    i have not been able to watch you on my local tv channel for the past one week. everything seems to be boring since then. i dont have dstv at home. please try to repair whatever problem you have with transmitting i don’t want to be bored to death. thanks.   from ketu-ikosi

  • Concernednigerian

    Remove the Dana Staff’s voice from the internet. She can be traced with her voice. That is risky. Channels, do protect her identity.

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