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Dana Air To Pay N2.3 Billion To Families Of Crash Victims

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Dana Air To Pay N2.3 Billion To Families Of Crash Victims

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June 5, 2012 – Dana Air To Pay N2.3 Billion To Families Of Crash Victims

With the confirmation that all the 152 passengers who were on board Dana Air flight 992 last Sunday died in the crash, the airline insurers would have to pay over N2.3 billion in compensation fees to the relatives of the victims.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, which regulates air travel in the world, Dana Air through its insurers would have to pay 100,000 US dollars for each passenger that died during the Lagos plane crash.

According to PM investigation, the money can only be paid to blood relatives of the victims who come to identify their loved ones, including foreigners who perished in the ill-fated plane.

Airlines whose planes crashed in the past used delay tactics and refused to pay compensation, claiming that investigation was ongoing and family members were yet to come forward.

But with the discovery of the black boxes yesterday and the prompt identification of victims by their relatives ongoing at the emergency centre, the process of paying compensation may not take long.

Sources said only seven corpses could be identified while the rest were burnt beyond recognition.

On the Dana plane were six Chinese (Zhai Shutao, Xie Zhenfeng, Wang Yu, Kang Yi, Li Huizhu and Li Rui); a Canadian (Norris Kim, who worked for the CBN), a French (Sparagano Laurence); a German (Hunner Walter) and a Lebanese (N. Chidiac).

There were also a number of American citizens with dual nationality, the Associated Press said, quoting American sources in the State Department in Washington.

The rest of the victims were said to be Nigerians.

The first passengers to book the deadly flight were the Fatokun family. Two children: Fatokun Ibukun (2 years old) and Fakotun Olaoluwa (4 years old) booked the flight along with their mother (Fatokun Anjola, 33 years old) on 14 May 2012.

The second group of people to book the ill-fated flight were members of the Oyosoro family. According to the manifest, Oyosoro Rajulie 15, and 12-year old Oyosoro Ugabio booked the flight on 17 May 2012.

Other family members that perished included the Anyene family. That family lost five of its members: (Kayimarachi Anyene, Onyeka Anyene, Noah Anyene, Kamsiyonna Anyene and Kayinetochi Anyene)

There were many other families that perished. Among them was the Osita family members who came to Nigeria for the first time.

They were Ms. Onita Jennifer, born on 18 August 1983 and her sister Onita Josephine, born on 7 September 1988.

According to the manifest, the oldest person on the plane was Mr. Osunbade Aderoju who was born on 16 November 1914. He was 98 years old and the youngest person on the plane was a seven month old infant, Ojugbana Christopher, who was born on 24 October 2011. He died with his mother, Mrs. Ojugbana Amaka, who was born on 13 April 1969.

At the Dana Accident Information Centre at MMA2 today, only few family members showed up. Most of them had come the previous day.

Inside the terminal building passengers were rushing to buy newspapers on the plane crash, as they rushed to board planes.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Olayemi

    June 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I compensiate those who died(victims) i pray dat God will grant their soul in gentle peace.

  2. LLOYDS®

    June 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Money can’t buy lives so the list we can do is to always put them in pray for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

  3. Kingsley

    June 6, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    Chei!! you go fear paying from your nose…

  4. Maureen

    June 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Money can’t bring back life. Why would d managment force pilot 2 ride on a faulty plan? Is their anything u pple ar not telling us? Is getting too much, is time 4 questons.

  5. mark

    June 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    will the money bring them back to life? the best thing to do is to stop or hang anyplane that is above 10years old in Nigeria or what do you think?

  6. NDUBUISI

    June 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    money cnit never bring or buy life back so , Nigeria what is going on , on air line , how can Nigeria airline force pilot 2 ride 10yrs old plane. NIGERIA, NIGERIAN SO SO SORRY

  7. Festus Olawale Ajayi

    June 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    May the souls of the deperted ones rest in peace.

  8. Sammybaze

    June 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    I will advice our goverment that they should stop and barned any plane above 5years and unqualified airport in nigeria.compesating the victims is not the best.lord save our souls

  9. Hassan olayemi

    June 7, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    May soul rest in perfect peace…

  10. anonymous

    June 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    The NCAA oga was asked to step down, what about the Aviation Minister? If she had not neglected her job as a minister n pursued other irrelevant matters, this would have been avoided. Where has she been while a 22 year old plane has been flying up n down our sky? She should also be asked to resign, that is the beginning of justice!

  11. arijekunle

    June 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    All i believe in is destiny,may there soul rest in perfect peace,and for those who still have their lifes under control should take life easy cos it has no duplicate.

  12. Prince Adekunle Arije Olaniyi

    June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    All i believe in is destiny,may there soul rest in perfect peace,and for those who still have their lifes under control should take life easy cos it has no duplicate.GOD pls grant the family of the deceased to bear the fortitude of there loss

  13. okunjoyo ademola

    July 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    i wat to be a pilot but now am scared of doing this deadly job pls find a way of stoping plane crash in nigeria.

  14. tamilore

    September 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    why would they do this money cant buy lives for crying out loud R.I.P RAJU AND GABI

  15. Nimi

    December 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    this is non-sensical. R.I.P Raju & Gabi

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