Dana Air resumes flights as 3 June crash remains under investigation

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Nigerian low-cost carrier Dana Air has resumed flight operations for the first time since the 3 June crash of an MD-83 that killed 163 people.

Flight schedules on the carrier's web site show the airline re-launched flights with a limited schedule of three frequencies between Lagos and Abuja. Previous routes to Calabar, Port Harcourt and Uyo remain dormant.

The MD-83 operator intended to re-start flights "shortly" after receiving a go-ahead from the Nigerian civil aviation authority in early September.

That decision came two months after the fatal crash in a densely populated neighborhood near the Lagos airport.

The crew had declared an emergency in the minutes before the crash, citing a dual engine failure, according to a preliminary report issued by Nigeria's accident investigation board.

The cause of the engine failure and the crash remain under investigation.

Dana Air continues to operate the MD-83, as well as an executive charter service.