The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has suspended the operations of Associated Aviation Limited, owner of aircraft, which crashed shortly after take-off in Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday.
Director-General of NCAA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu announced the suspension of the airline’s operations at a press briefing at the General Hospital, Ikeja.
Captain Akinkuotu was at the hospital to see the survivors of the crash, who are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
He recalled that the ill-fated aircraft was certified airworthy before its last flight, adding that sustained airworthiness certification of an airplane is the responsibility of the airline itself.
The NCAA Director-General stressed that there is nothing contrary to the information provided by the airline on the state of the aircraft, adding that the insurance company handling the airline’s insurance has provided documents about the state of its insurance.
Captain Akinkuotu vowed that the agency would continue to apply all regulatory rules on all airlines.
The NCAA boss, who noted that the injured victims of the crash are responding positively to treatment, commended the management of the hospital for its state-of-the-art equipment.