Following the recent crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm.
“Presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the country,” adding: “This is to assure the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhere to for the safety of all in Nigeria,” the Authority states.
“The Authority, in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the necessary steps that will enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace,” it added.
The NCAA sympathises with the airline and the families of the victims of the accident.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing states that it is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a 737 MAX 8 airplane. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team. A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board,” it explains.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on Sunday 10th March, 2019 killing all the souls on board. The Black Box of the plane has been found and investigations are on to determine the cause of the accidents. Also, a Lion Air B 737 Max 8 flight had crashed last year.