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It was human error, says Aviation Minister

Posted by By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Abuja on 2006/10/29 | Views: 452 |

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It was human error, says Aviation Minister


Aviation Minister, Professor Babalola Borishade has attributed the cause of the ADC air crash to "human error."

Aviation Minister, Professor Babalola Borishade has attributed the cause of the ADC air crash to "human error."
He made this known Sunday evening while fielding questions from journalists at the site of the incident.

According to him, "only last week, we celebrated one year of a disaster like this, which is also traceable to the same kind of intransigence and poor airmanship.

We cannot continue to do everything we are doing in the provision of infrastructure and the various regulations and some little persons on their own discretion will continue to embarrass the country and send misery to the lives of people’s family.

It is unfortunate, he (pilot) was advised to wait just for ten minutes so that the weather will be clear, but he ignored it, while the other three pilots of other airliners heeded the advice," adding that the aviation industry would require a legislative backing to enforce the information from the tower which for now is only advisory.

On possible sanctions, the minister said, "there are processes once you find out exactly what happened and the report of the accident investigation is made known to the relevant authorities. Of course, it is not in the airlines own wisdom or wish that they will lose an aircraft like this.

There are a lot of sanctions that are waiting down the line. But then what sanctions can replace the lives of those that are dead? There are no sanctions that can replace it, only that we continue to condole the families of the deceased."
Also speaking on the occasion both the Senate President, Ken Nnamani and the Senate Leader, Dalhatu Tafida described the incident as one crash too many.

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