NCAA suspends Associated Aviation after Lagos plane crash


tail_crashThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended all operations of Associated Aviation , following the carrier’s Embaer 120 aircraft crash shortly after take off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday killing 13 persons on board.

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The grounding of operations of the airline is to pave way for on going probe into the cause of the crash.

Answering questions from journalists at the General Hospital Ikeja after paying a visit to injured passengers, the Director General of NCAA, Fola Akinkuotu announced the suspension of all operations of the airline.

“Associated airlines operations has been suspended by the NCAA. Let me say for the purpose of clarity, I said their operations, I mean all the operations of Associated airlines have been suspended by the NCAA. I did not say any certification was cancelled but all operations.”

Akinkuotu said the aircraft was certified airworthy before the last flight adding that the continuous airworthiness certification of an airplane lies on the airline itself stressing that there was nothing contrary to the information provided by the airline.

He said the insurance company handling the airline has provided documents about the state of its insurance.

The NCAA boss said the organisation will continue to apply all rules on all airlines.

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Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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