WATCH: #DanaCrash plane “ran out of fuel”

Dana crash site

by Akan Ido

An aviation expert, Benson Ikponwosa, has attributed the crash of Dana Airline which occurred in June to shortage of fuel.

Ikponwosa, who was a guest at the Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, said this is the only logical explanation to the unfortunate crash.

The aviation expert who was speaking against the backdrop of Saturday’s Helicopter crash which killed the former Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa; former National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi and for others, said a plane that left Abuja with its two engines intact could not have lost both engines if aircraft had adequate supply of fuel.

“Tell me how an air plane, (which) happily took off from Abuja, flew for about 55 minutes to Lagos. It didn’t lose two engines on the way until it got to Lagos. It is impossible. The only way those two engines could have packed up would have been if the guy ran out of fuel,” he said.

The Dana crash killed all 153 passengers and crew on-board.

Please watch the interview below:


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  • I totally agree with Mr. Ikponwosa. That has always been my guess too. I’ve seen an aircrash investigation on National Geographic where an aircraft lost its 2 engines off the coast of Italy and crashed. Investigations revealed that the aircraft went in for serviceing a day before the flight and the fuel indicator was tampered with. By the time the pilot got in to fly the plane, he saw a meter reading that he had enough fuel to reach his destination. He set out without asking for a mandatory slip he should have been given to confirm the fuelling.I saw that episode after the Dana Crash and I could imagine that may have been the case with the Dana plane.Besides, some other analysts have suggested that if the plane really had sufficient fuel, the inferno should have been more devastating.I really hope we get a definite report on the Dana Crash investigation.

    Tunde December 19, 2012 10:35 am
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