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NAMA, Dana Air Debunk Rumours of Plane Crash

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Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has debunked a reported by Ibom Telegraph, a newspaper, that one of Dana Air planes crashed in Lagos area, Sunday.

This came as the airlines also reacted to the report and insisted there was no iota of truth in the rumours.

Mrs Olajumoke Adetona, acting general manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, said such rumours were baseless, unfounded and therefore not true.

She said: “NAMA can authoritatively inform the Nigerian public that there is no missing aircraft whatsoever within the Nigerian airspace.

“The agency therefore uses this opportunity to assure all Nigerians of the safety of the nation’s airspace as all necessary measures are being put in place to ensure seamless, efficient and safe flight operations in Nigeria.”

Dana Air, whose aircraft was allegedly involved in the incident, had earlier debunked the claim.

The airline in a statement signed by Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, communications manager said the report was entirely false and malicious, as it carried pictures and report of the previous incident.

Dana Air said: “Our attention has been drawn to a report insinuating that a Dana Air plane crashed somewhere in Lagos on Sunday, 11 December, 2016.

“We wish to state unequivocally that the report is entirely false and malicious, as it carries pictures and report of the previous incident.

“At Dana Air, the safety and comfort of our guests and crew is a major priority to us and we will continue to adhere strictly to all local and international regulations in the delivery of safe, reliable and world-class air transport.

“We also regret any inconveniences this may have caused our teeming guests, and we assure them that the issue is being investigated.”

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