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Dana Air Flight 0992 Was A Scheduled Nigerian Domestic Passenger Flight From Abuja To Lagos
Dana Air Flight 0992 Was A Scheduled Nigerian Domestic Passenger Flight From Abuja To Lagos by Gistreal(m): Fri 10, June, 2022
On 3 June 2012, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft serving the route suffered a dual-engine failure during its approach to Lagos. It failed to reach its intended destination and crashed onto buildings, killing all 153 people on board and six on the ground. With 159 deaths, it remains as the deadliest commercial airliner crash in Nigerian history since Kano air disaster in 1973.

Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) concluded that both aircraft's engines had lost power during the approach to Lagos. Incorrect assembly had severed the engines' fuel line, causing fuel to not be delivered to both engines. During the initial sequence of the engine failure, the pilots opted not to declare an emergency until the second engine lost power during the flight's final approach. Lack of situational awareness and poor decision-making by the pilots eventually caused the aircraft to crash into buildings.

The crash once again highlighted Nigeria's aviation safety record. It was the fifth major Nigerian aviation disaster in a decade, after EAS Airlines Flight 4226 in 2002, Bellview Airlines Flight 210 and Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 in 2005, and ADC Airlines Flight 053 in 2006. Consequently, it led to major overhaul of the nation's aviation sector. Since the crash of Flight 992, Nigeria's aviation safety improved significantly and the country eventually retained the category 1 status of its aviation safety.

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