Aeronautical engineers and pilots have expressed doubt that contaminated fuel was responsible for the crash of Dana Air flight J9 0992 that killed 153 persons on board on June 3, 2012.
The pilot of the aircraft reported the failure of the two engines before it crashed at Iju area of Lagos where it crushed on three houses killing 10 people on ground.
A pilot, who is also an engineer, told THISDAY Sunday that although contaminated fuel can damage and eventually kill the engine of an aircraft but for the fuel to wreck such damage it must have been so contaminated that it could not be dispensed with a browser, a machine that feeds fuel to the aircraft.
He added that “the pilot would receive enough signs from the aircraft and the gauges to know at the time of taking off that the fuel in the aircraft is highly contaminated.
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