Dana Crash: Families’ Are Delaying Compensation Payment – Management
ABUJA – The management of Dana Air have accused families of the victims of the crashed Dana Air MD83 plane which crashed exactly one year ago at the densely populated area of Iju/Ishaga, killing over 163 people, of being the cause of the delay in the full payment of compensation to them.
The Managing Director of the Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, said that serious in-fighting among family members and multiple documentation has been the major cause in the payment not being made till now.
While speaking with journalists at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), office after a procession in memory of those who lost their lives in the crash, Hathiramani disclosed that over 23 families had been paid full compensation of $100,000 as of last Friday, and added that an offer had been made to one of the mostly affected ground victims, Pastor Daniel Omowunmi, by the airline, but did not disclose the amount in the latest offer made by the airline.
The airline chief, however, said that Dana Air sympathized with the families of those who lost their lives, praying that God should not allow crashes to happen again in the sector.