Dana Air Crash Families Deserve Answers After Release Of Latest Interim Statement That Lacks Any Detail Or Analysis

Aviation Lawyers Call For Full Accident Report Without Further Delay

05.06.2014

Specialist aviation lawyers, who represent the families of passengers killed when a Dana Air-operated aircraft crashed in Lagos two years ago killing more than 150 passengers and crew, have described an interim statement on the investigation as “simply lacking in any detail or analysis” and reiterated calls for the long wait for answers to come to an end.

The Aviation Attorney Group led by British law firm Irwin Mitchell represents 27 families who lost loved ones when the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft came down during its final approach to Lagos Airport on June 3rd 2012.

British, American, French and Nigerian citizens were killed in the crash, but two years on from the tragedy, no final report into the incident has yet been released.

In a new interim statement, the Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) merely states that reviews of the engine teardown remain ongoing and that experts are examining the tragedy in line with a similar incident involving a Dana Air flight in October 2013.

The update has come after the Aviation Attorney Group filed court proceedings to formally secure their clients’ legal rights, as the limitation period for bringing claims against the airline in relation to the crash in both the USA and Nigeria expired on the 2nd anniversary.

Former RAF Boeing pilot Jim Morris is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team.

In addition to the formal litigation to hold Dana Air to account, Irwin Mitchell and the Aviation Attorney Group are also supporting the Safer Skies Initiative launched by the Nigerian Leadership Initiative, which has been created to promote flight safety in the country.

Irwin Mitchell Aviation Law has over four decades of experience in handling aviation claims for passengers and crew involved in aviation accidents around the world. For more information visit our Air Accident Claims Page or our Dana Air Accident page for more information.

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