By Daniel Eteghe
Following the ill-fated crash that occurred on Thursday involving Associated Airline Embraer 120 aircraft that crashed at the Joint Users Hydrant Installation Tank Farm killing 13 passengers with seven survivors, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, Saturday grounded the operations of Associated Airline at the Murtala Muhammed Airport MMA, Lagos.
While answering questions from newsmen at the General Hospital Ikeja after paying a visit to injured passengers, Director General of NCAA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu announced the suspension of all operations of the airline.
He said: “Associated airlines, their operations has been suspended by the NCAA. Let me say for the purpose of clarity, I said their operations, I mean all their operations of Associated airlines have been suspended by the NCAA. I did not say any certification was cancelled but all operations.”