Dana air blames passengers for air plane door falling off
Published On 12 Feb, 2018

 

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Recently, there was news of the Dana Air plane having issues with the door of one of its carrier. According to sources Nigerian Dana Air plane was taxing down the runway after landing from a flight from Lagos to Abuja when the door fell off with the airline.

The airline continuously denied the door had falling off due to a mechanical fault stating that it would have been impossible for the door to fall off “without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it”. Nonetheless every passenger on board denied ever tampering with the door. One of the passengers on board the flight Dapo Sanwo, from Lagos, said: “The flight was noisy with vibrations from the floor panel. I noticed the emergency door latch was loose and dangling. When we landed and the plane was taxiing back to the park point, we heard a poof-like explosion, followed by a surge of breeze and noise. It was terrible. The cabin crew tried to say a passenger pulled the hatch which everyone denied. They also tried to get us to stop taking videos or pictures.”

But Dana Air in a responding statement denied any issues with the door during the flight. According to the company they said, “The emergency exit doors of our aircraft are plug-type backed by pressure, which ordinarily cannot fall off without tampering or a conscious effort to open by a crew member or passenger, When an aircraft is airborne, it is fully pressurised and there was no way the seat or door could have been shaking as insinuated.”

The airline also made a statement that the plane had been inspected by engineers escorting the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority team who green-lighted the aircraft.

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

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