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Dana Air reacts to report of falling aircraft door in Abuja
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By Mos Abaka
February 7, 2018 06:11:44am GMT      |      Views: 598
Dana Air

WorldStage Newsonline-- Dana Air, a Nigerian leading airline has reacted a report that the door of one of its aircraft fell off after landing and whilst taxing in Abuja on Wednesday, saying this could never have happened without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it.  

A statement by Kingsley Ezenwa, spokesperson for the airline, Dana Airlines Ltd did not deny the incident, but said a thorough inspection was carried out on the said aircraft upon landing in Abuja, by the airline’s engineers and a team from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and no issue was reported. 

“There was also no threat to safety at any point,” he said.

“By design, the emergency exit door of our aircraft are plug-type  backed by pressure, which ordinary cannot fall off without tampering or conscious effort to open by a crew member or passenger.

“We also wish to enlighten the author that, when an aircraft is airborne, it is fully pressurized and there was no way the seat or door could have been 'shaking' as insinuated.

“The flight was only delayed for 8 minutes as we needed to demonstrate to the regulators that the safety and comfort of our guests is at the centre of our operations.

“We wish to apologize to our guests for any inconvenience such report may have caused and for the slight delay on the return service to Lagos.

“A thorough investigation of the concerned passenger is ongoing.

“As one of the oldest and most experienced airline in Nigeria, we remain committed to global best practices.”  

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