Dana Air crash: preliminary report
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has submitted a preliminary report on the crash of Dana Air’s MD83 (5N-RAM) near Lagos, on June 3, 2012. The report determines the main facts about flight 992; it concludes that:
- At 1542:10, Dana 992 radioed an emergency distress call indicating “dual engine failure … negative response from throttle.”
- The solid state based memory in the CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) was in good condition and retained 31 minutes of audio information. The digital tape based memory in the FDR (Flight Data Recorder) succumbed to the post crash fire and melted, consequently no data could be recovered.
- Fueling records indicated the airplane was uplifted with 8000 lbs of fuel before departure from Abuja. The flight crew reported to ATC they had 26,000 lbs of total fuel. Preliminary analysis of fuel samples from the refueling truck and the supply tank at Abuja were negative for contamination.
The full report can be found here in PDF.