As a result of last Sunday crash, the Federal Government on Tuesday afternoon withdrew the operating license of Dana Airlines as Senate directed grounding of all planes belonging to DANA Airline until investigations are completed into Sunday’s deadly crash which killed over 160 persons in Lagos. The Senate also ordered the Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Harold Demuren, to step aside until the conclusion of investigation into the accident. The lawmakers made this assertion following a motion which was moved by Hope Uzondinma the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation.
“We are interested in the nature of the aircraft, the age of the aircraft. Is it supposed to fly in our airspace? We will be very strict on this as the blackbox does not lie. It will tell everything that happened,” a lawmaker said. Meanwhile about 150 bodies have been recovered from the rubbles of the crash.