Originally Posted by Dale_M
Just mechanical failure? Mechanical failure in aircraft is a pretty serious thing. I think that would be investigated to determine exactly what failed, whether the risk exists in similar aircraft, and what could have been done to prevent the Ultimately, the investigation would lead to reforms to make sure the problem doesn't affect other aircraft.
At this point, the license of the airline (Dana Air) has been suspended. None of their planes are flying.
i didn't mean that mechanical failure is not serious. it is good to know that Dana Air has been suspended until they find out what caused the crash. i did not hear if the pilots survived or if all on board were killed. i know investigations into crashes take some time so we might not know for awhile.
i have watched a show several times about airplane crashes and the show re-enacts what causes the planes to crash. the name of the show escapes me right now, but they are able to learn what failed on most aircraft or if it was pilot error or weather related and fix the problem if it was mechanical failure. sometimes, it can be one small thing that can bring a plane and all of its passengers down. i don't think they were having bad weather when the plane crashed in nigeria and i haven't heard of how many people lost their lives on the ground.