Hopes that the cause of last Sunday’s Dana Air plane crash would be made public soon may be misplaced, as it was learnt yesterday that the outcome of the findings from the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), otherwise known as the black box of the ill-fated plane would be ready in twelve months in the earliest.
The two black boxes of the ill-fated Dana Flight 0992 that claimed the lives of over 200 persons were flown to the United States of America on Thursday for decoding by experts at the Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB) in New York.
The 12-month waiting period is in tandem with the global practice in the aviation industry.However, our investigation further revealed that preliminary reports on the findings could be released, pending when the final report would be ready.
Mr. Joe Obi, special assistant (media) to the minister of aviation said, ‘The report of the investigation on the black boxes cannot come out before 12 months. There will be preliminary reports, but the final report will be in one year. We will try to see if the investigation can be fast-tracked so that the result can be released early enough.”