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Mexico.— Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) launched an “extraordinary review” of Damojh Arilines, also known as Global Air, and suspended its activities while investigations continue of the plane crash which occurred on May 18 in Havana.
According to a statement by the SCT cited by Prensa Latina: “Due to the unfortunate accident that occurred on May 18, the company Damojh Airlines was notified of the start of an extraordinary review, which aims to verify that its current operating conditions comply with regulations.”
The federal body stated that the aim of the review is to gather information to help with ongoing investigations into the tragic accident.
“Likewise, the company is being notified of the temporary suspension of its activities while the review is carried out,” noted the document.
The decision was taken in light of the recent plane crash in Cuba and despite the fact that the company has undergone yearly verification process, the last in November 2017; and obtained its mandatory airworthiness certificate awarded every two years, most recently in August and October 2017.
The Boeing 737-200 aircraft that crashed in Cuba underwent its most recent maintenance review November 21-24, 2017.
According to a statement by the Mexican government, the review found that the company carried out “maintenance services in accordance with the maintenance program of the manufacturer and the maintenance program approved by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.”
Meanwhile, Cuban Minister of Transport Adel Yzquierdo, speaking to the press on May 20, stated that “We have all the documentation that shows that the crew was certified and competent.”