By Adeola Tukuru
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday assured that it has commenced investigation into the accident when Dana Airline exit door of the aircraft fell off upon landing on Wednesday.
NCAA’s spokesperson, Sam Adurogboye, who confirmed the incident said a four member team from NCAA had inspected the aircraft for airworthiness in Abuja before it returns to operation.
He also said the aircraft had been identified to enable the agency conduct further investigations into the incident
It would be recalled that a passenger on board, Ola Brown, who took to his twitter page narrated that the exit door of the aircraft was unstable all through the flight, adding that it fell off as soon as the aircraft landed.
Brown tweeted; “Flew Dana. Exit door was unstable throughout flight. As we touched down, it fell off. Scary stuff,” “I was closer to the front so when I heard the sound, (I) thought it was an explosion. (I) couldn’t quite comprehend that it (the door) had just fallen off” he wrote on twitter.
Another passengers on the flight, Dapo Sanwo, said the door panel was loose all through the flight, a situation he described as an indication of “lack of maintenance.”
Details of the incident and its causes were not immediately clear.
When contacted, the corporate communication desk of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, said it would need to be briefed by its engineers before reacting to the development.
He further said “We need to also get the engineers to give their report”.