…..cconsciously monitoring developments..ncaa
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm.
The Authority has also clarified that “Presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the Country”.
In a statement, the General Manager, Public Affairs NCAA Mr. Sam Adurogboye says, the Authority, in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, was consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the necessary steps that would enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace.
“This is to assure the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhere to for the safety of all in Nigeria”.
He added, “Our heart is with the Airline and families of the victims of the accident”.
It would be recalled that an Ethiopian Airline B737 -Max 8 crashed on Sunday 10th March, 2019 killing all the souls on board after which the Airline and some other countries have grounded the accident aircraft type in their operations.
The CVR and the DVR popularly called the black boxes have been retrieved from the crash sit for investigation.
Already, airlines with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in operations have grounded for a thorough investigation by the aviation authorities to unravel the cause of the crash.