Go-Around: Dana Air Pilots Praised for Safety Conciousness
A Dana Air's Pilot, Captain Abiodun Lawal and Senior First Officer Toluwase Oluwani, have been commended for landing safely after a go- around in Abuja due to bad weather.
The captain of the Dana Air Flight 9J355 from Lagos to Abuja with over 140 passengers on approach had to initiate a go-around which is a safety procedure when the conditions for landing aren't good enough.
In a trending video, the visibly elated passengers were seen taking pictures with the captain and his first officer, commending them for high safety consciousness and for reassuring the passengers constantly through the duration of of the go-around
According Captain Abiodun Lawal, upon approaching the Abuja runway, the visibility was poor due to bad weather and the crew had to initiate a go-around.
A go-around is a fundamental safety procedure in ensuring that the conditions on the runway, approach and aircraft are conductive for landing.
"At Dana Air, it is our commitment to fly our guests safely and comfortably and the safety of our passengers and crew will continue to be a top priority for us and we will continue to fly in accordance with global safety standards." the airline said.
It will be recalled that Dana Air recently recruited and trained over 20 Nigerian pilots reassuring the flying public of its high safety standards, commitment to human capacity development, and growth of the industry
The airline operates a mixed fleet of 7 Boeing aircraft with daily flights to major cities in Nigeria.