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UAE impounded aircraft not Nigerian- NCAA

Director-General, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu during the LAAC virtual Gateway forum. Photo: Nosa Aituamen (Radio Nigeria).

The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu says all those involved in the violation of the Nigerian aviation regulations in the impounded aircraft in Dubai will be sanctioned accordingly.

Captain Nuhu who disclosed this at a zoom meeting during the gateway forum of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC, said Nigeria had concluded its investigation and forwarded all relevant documentation to the Dubai Authorities and the State of aircraft registration which is the United States.

He said additional information requested this morning in a letter to the NCAA by Dubai and the US Federal Aviation Administration, FAA had been sent, adding that the impounded aircraft is not a Nigerian aircraft but US registered brought into Nigeria to operate under the Air Operators Certificate, AOC of Nigeria.

On the 19th of July this year during the pandemic lockdown, a chartered aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was impounded at the Dubai International Airport shortly after arriving the UAE.

According to reports, it was alleged that after a random ramp inspection by the UAE Civil Aviation authorities, serious safety infractions were discovered on it and subsequently impounded.

The chartered plane was alleged to had flown some Nigerian mineral merchants to Dubai.

Nosa Aituamen

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