Friday, April 18, 2014

DANA Air assures victims families of adequate compensation

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DANA Air plane crash site

Relatives of the victims of the Dana Air crash will be duly compensated, Dana Air says.

The management of Dana Air on Thursday said that its insurers would pay all the compensation due to the families of the victims of the June 3 plane crash in Lagos.

All the 153 passengers and crew members died in the crash.

The spokesman for the airline, Tony Usidamen, said in Abuja that none of the families of those who lost their lives in the crash would be left unpaid.

He said that the airline is “fully aware” of the mandatory requirement by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO for benefits to be paid to the families of the victims within a reasonable time.

“Our insurers are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that full compensation is paid to all families in accordance with the law,’’ he said.

Mr. Usidamen said that the airline has contacted most of the families who had yet to come forward with the necessary documentation for the claims.

“This is to enable us to promptly fulfill our obligation to them,” he said.

Mr. Usidemen also said the airline would resume flight operations “very soon” after certification by the NCAA following the lifting of its suspension by the Federal Government on September 5.

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