Dana Air

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Dana Air
Dana Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsMurtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size4
Company sloganThe Smartest Way to Fly
HeadquartersIkeja, Nigeria

Dana Air is a Nigerian airline headquartered in Ikeja and based out of Lagos's Murtala Muhammed International Airport.[1]


As of February 2017, Dana Air serves the following destinations:[2]



Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83. This was the aircraft involved in Flight 992.

As of August 2018,the Dana Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

Dana Air fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 2
Boeing 737-300 1 2
Total 4 2

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 3 June 2012, a Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 operating as Flight 992 crashed into a two-story building at Iju Railway, Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos. All 153 people on the aircraft were killed.[4] Following the crash, all flights by Dana Air were halted by Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) until further notice.[5]
  • On 7 February 2018, a Dana Air flight landed in Abuja and was taxiing on the runway when one of the emergency exit doors fell off.[6] No casualties resulted from the incident. Passengers claimed that the door rattled throughout the flight.[7] A spokesperson for the airline, however claimed that the door could not have fallen off without a conscious effort by a passenger.[8] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority instituted an investigation into the incident to determine what exactly happened.[9]
  • On 20 February 2018, a Dana Air MD-83 with registration 5N-SRI veered off the runway at Port-Harcourt international airport during a night landing. There were no casualties, but the aircraft suffered significant damage.[10] Both the airline and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria stated that the cause of the accident was inclement weather as there was torrential rain at the time of the landing.[11]


  1. ^ Contact us, Dana Air, archived from the original on 13 July 2011, retrieved 4 June 2012
  2. ^ flydanaair.com Archived 2012-06-05 at WebCite retrieved 15 February 2017
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 22.
  4. ^ "Passenger plane crashes into building in Lagos". BBC News Online. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Lagos plane crash: Nigeria suspends Dana Air licence". BBC News Online. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. ^ Blake, Elly (14 February 2018). "Airplane door FALLS OFF after landing - PANIC ensues". The Daily Express. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ Olawoyin, Oladeinde (7 February 2018). "Dana Air speaks on aircraft door that fell off". Premium Times Nigeria.
  8. ^ Oyebade, Wole (8 February 2018). "NCAA probes Dana Air plane emergency door incident". The Guardian Nigeria.
  9. ^ Oyebade, Wole (8 February 2018). "NCAA probes Dana Air plane emergency door incident". The Guardian Nigeria.
  10. ^ "Dana Aircraft Overshoots runway in Port Harcourt". Sahara Reporters. 20 February 2018.
  11. ^ Ukpong, Cletus (21 February 2018). "Dana Airline skids off runway". Premium Times Nigeria.

External links[edit]

Media related to Dana Air at Wikimedia Commons