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Danger Averted As Dana Air Develops Fault Mid Air

A Lagos-bound Dana Air flight Saturday suddenly returned to Abuja airport, where it had taken off, after it developed an electric fault in the air.

A newsbreak.ng source said the 5.45 pm flight had become troublesome even before take-off. “We left one hour behind schedule because the pilot and other operators were battling to get the plane moving without offering passengers any explanation. We were all gripped by fear.So, it was not a surprise to us when it returned and we were told of the electric fault.”

It was learnt the plane landed not more the 15 minutes of its departure.

Many of the fear-striken passengers had recalled a 2012 crash involving a similarly Abuja-Lagos-bound Dana flight.

The ill-fill-fated plane crashed into a two storey building at Ishaga, at the outskirts of Lagos, killing all 153 passengers.

Before the crash, the aircraft, marked 5N-RAM, disappeared from the radar scope of the Lagos Air Traffic Control after communication from the tower to the pilot in command failed.

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