Monday, 4 June 2012

DANA AIR OFFICIAL...Management Forced them to fly the Plane

An official of DANA Airlines called Channels Television on the condition of anonymity confirming that the ill-fated flight had always been faulty and that management insisted they used the plane to maximize profit.

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Brief History of the plane

he Dana Air MC Donnell Douglas MD 83, which crashed in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, on Sunday, has had a history of mechanical problems even before original owners, US-based Alaska Airlines, sold it to Dana Airlines on February 17, 2009.

The Aviation Safety Network, an exclusive service of the Air Safety Foundation (ASF), in a statement on Monday, revealed that the ill-fated aircraft was acquired by Alaska Airline in November 13, 1990.

Twelve years later, on November 4, 2002, the aircraft developed mechanical faults and had an emergency diversion due to smoke in the cabin area, which engineers said was because light ballast had over heated.
On August 20, 2006, passengers had to be evacuated after landing at Long Beach, California, due to a chaffed wire bundle that discharged and produced smoke in the cabin area again. Subsequently, Alaska Airlines, on August 21, parked the aircraft until September 11 2008 when it carried out maintenance work on it. Five months after repairs where concluded, on February 2009, Alaska Airlines sold the aircraft, as 5N-RAM, to Dana Airlines.

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