The chairman of the Technical and Administrative Panel that investigated Dana Airlines, Group Captain John Obakpolor has backed the return of the airline’s license noting that his panel cleared the airlines on technical and administrative grounds.
He said no investigation has been able to reveal why the aircraft lost both engines in a journey of less than 1hour.
He backed the return of the airline’s license noting that his panel cleared the airlines on technical and administrative grounds.
He said “The airline was asked to go back and continue its operation because there was nothing wrong with the machine… that is the aircraft, contrary to what people where peddling around” He added that “Nobody toady know what happened to the aircraft because it is very difficult to believe that two engines flame out simultaneously in a journey of less than one hour because that aircraft has a certificate of operation”.
He blamed major air mishaps on human errors noting that the Dana Air plane that crashed suffered the same fate.
Obakpolor, standing his ground that it was a human error, likened the aircraft to a brand new vehicle being driven by a driver who, instead of stepping on the brake, mistakenly steps on the accelerator and crashes the car. He termed as “speculations” claims by employees of the Airline that called to say the aircraft was faulty.
He said as ground staff, they lack the technical knowledge to ascertain the faulty state of the plane.