Nigeria Yanks Airline's License Over Lagos Crash

Dana Air grounded while deadly crash probed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2012 1:31 AM CDT
Stuffed animals, flowers, candles and cards from neighbors and friends form a memorial outside the Connecticut home of a family of six killed in the crash.   (AP Photo/David Collins)
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(Newser) – Nigeria has grounded Dana Air after Sunday's crash that killed all 153 people on board and at least 10 more on the ground. The country's civil aviation authority says the airline, which started flying in 2008, will need to be recertified, CNN reports. Recovery efforts at the site where one of the airline's fleet of five Boeing MD-83 aircraft crashed into a residential building in Lagos are continuing but have been hampered by heavy rain. The 22-year-old plane, which had been purchased from Alaska Airlines, had experienced safety issues at least twice before the crash. (Read more Dana Air stories.)

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