Nigeria airline in June crash resumes flights
FILE- In this June. 3, 2012 file photo, smoke still rises at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, Seven months after one of Dana Air planes crashed, killing at least 163 people, the Nigerian airline has resumed domestic flights in the West African nation. Dana Air sold tickets Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 for flights between Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and its largest city of Lagos. It was an Abuja-Lagos flight that crashed on June 3 in a densely populated neighborhood near Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, killing 153 people on board and at least 10 on the ground. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:07 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The Nigerian airline involved in a June crash that killed at least 163 people resumed domestic flights Thursday, even though officials acknowledge they still don't know what brought the aircraft down and that the families of the dead still haven't received insurance settlements.
Government authorities cleared Dana Air to again fly the same type of planes involved in the crash, despite public outrage over the disaster in a nation with a long history of airplane tragedies. Meanwhile, passengers still nervously board flights, even though the country's aviation industry remains mired in financial problems and is governed by lax oversight.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:07 pm.