Massa Dopoh, Licensed Grasp Social Employee
Dover, Delaware, United States of America
Electronic mail: [email protected]
To: Mr. Prosper Zo’o Minto’o
Western and Central African (WACAF) Workplace
ICAO, Western and Central African Workplace
Leopold Sedar Senghor Worldwide Airport,
P.O. Field 38050
YOFF Dakar, Sénégal
Tel: +221 33 869 24 24
Fax: +221 33 820 32 59
E-mail: [email protected]
CC: Federal Aviation Administration
Airport Security and Operations Division (AAS-300)
800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20591
Telephone: (202) 267-8731
Fax: (202) 267-5383
Electronic mail: [email protected]
CC: Hon. Chief Moses Y. Kollie, Director Common
Liberia Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Field 68
Harbel, Margibi County
Republic of Liberia
Tel: +231-0776998848/ 0776998849
Electronic mail: liberiacaa(at)lcaa.gov.lr
CC: U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE
CC: Chief Government Officer (CEO) of Brussels Airways
Brussels Airways Shopper Relation Division
B. Home Brussels Airport,
Constructing 26box 1a.4 B 1831 Diegem, Belgium.
CC: Speaker and Senate Professional-Temp
Liberia Nationwide Legislature, Republic of Liberia
Topic: Letter of Grievance for Security Points on the Roberts Worldwide Airport
My title is Massa Dopoh, a born and raised Liberian residing in the USA of America, Delaware. I’m penning this letter to formally complain in regards to the hazardous situations and fixed irregular questions of safety on the Roberts Worldwide Airport in Monrovia, Liberia.
In accordance with the Worldwide Civil Aviation Group requirements, security is a core value-offering of fast and reliable air providers, and worldwide cooperation on aviation security by governments and business teams, by way of ICAO which has helped to make industrial plane the most secure approach to journey.
Sadly, Liberia’s Roberts Worldwide Airport is consistently endangering the lives of harmless passengers touring to and from Liberia day by day. As you’re all conscious, the folks of Liberia have endured so many pains and we simply can not enable one other intentional and irresponsible habits to destroy us. The problems of security and safety of lives are now not an unexpected prevalence at Liberia’s airport however a lifestyle which is in opposition to Federal Aviation Administration Airport Security and Operations Division and the Worldwide Civil Aviation Group requirements.
As the worldwide chief in aviation tasked with one of many key components to sustaining the vitality of civil aviation that ensures protected, safe, environment friendly, and environmentally sustainable operations on the world, regional, and nationwide ranges, it’s our hope that your workplace will examine, take actions, and enhance the hazardous questions of safety on the RIA which have been skilled day by day by vacationers, households together with officers of the Liberian authorities. As everyone knows the air transport business performs a serious position in world financial exercise and improvement that may solely be achieved holistically if everyone seems to be protected.
Moreover, if ICAO’s position is to enhance the security of the worldwide air transport system as their guiding and most basic strategic goal then it’s about time that they deal with the various crimson flags and questions of safety on the Roberts Worldwide Airport of Liberia. After studying among the most up-to-date scary cases and experiences of questions of safety on the RIA; I solely imagine that your group will work always to deal with and improve world aviation security by way of coordinated actions and targets outlined in its World Aviation Security Plan (GASP). It’s good to know that the aim of the GASP is to repeatedly scale back fatalities, and the danger of fatalities, by guiding the event of a harmonized aviation security technique, regional aviation security plans and nationwide aviation security plans.
To not bore you with all of the unsafe cases, conditions, private experiences, and unsafe situations on the RIA because you may already pay attention to most, I wish to carry your consideration to a few most up-to-date questions of safety and my private expertise as properly.
State of affairs #1: On February 21, 2022, “Royal Air Maroc Aborts Touchdown at RIA because of Darkish Runway. A Royal Air Maroc flight which was scheduled to land on the Roberts Worldwide Airport (RIA) at 4 am on Sunday was compelled to abort the touchdown because of darkish runway on the RIA. Because the airplane was descending, the runway lights went off, forcing the airplane to show again. These on the flight had been dropped in Sierra Leone and plenty of had been compelled to come back to Monrovia by street”. Extra data on this example is discovered at https://frontpageafricaonline.com/information/liberia-royal-air-maroc-aborts-landing-at-ria-due-to-dark-runway/. This hazardous security situation has brought about the airline to cancel their flights from going to Liberia.
State of affairs #2: On Wednesday April 27, 2022, it was recognized that “SN Brussels, probably the most constant airways flying from Europe to Monrovia aborted touchdown at RIA because of Darkish Runway. The airplane rerouted to Freetown, Sierra Leone on Low Jet Gas, when the airplane, after descending sufficiently to the touch floor, all of a sudden aborted touchdown on the Roberts Worldwide Airport because of energy outage on the airport and on the runway. Extra data on this example is discovered at https://frontpageafricaonline.com/information/liberia-sn-brussels-aborts-landing-at-ria-due-to-dark-runway-diverts-to-sierra-leone-on-low-jet-fuel/. There isn’t a doubt that these scary conditions brought about panic amongst passengers on board and delayed passengers on the RIA who had been ready to board the flight from Liberia and different international locations.
State of affairs #3: “President George Weah who returned house from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, March 28, was acquired by an array of presidency officers in “darkness” on the Robert Worldwide Airport (RIA). Youth and Sports activities Minister Zoegar Wilson who couldn’t deny or verify the report stated the electrical energy at RIA went off half-hour previous to the President’s arrival apparently because of energy failure. He stated he and different cupboard ministers together with Finance and Growth Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah had been sitting within the Very-Vital-Individuals (VIP) lounge when the ability went off”. Extra data on this example is discovered at https://www.inquirernewspaper.com/ria-welcomes-weah-in-darkness/.
State of affairs #4 (My Private Expertise): I arrived in Liberia on 3/18/2022 by way of SN Brussels and the airplane did not land on time. It was rerouted within the air for 35 minutes because of hearth on the Roberts Worldwide Airport. For all of us on that flight, it was a traumatic expertise. Anyway, God was gracious throughout our scary expertise.
It’s my deep hope that after your thorough and swift investigations and taking actions to stop and shield harmless lives, the RIA administration will do higher as a result of all of us harmless lives together with yours are concerned. The blame video games on the RIA have to cease if good governance is about CHANGE. Liberia is a small nation and as such each catastrophic is a serious setback for us and the nation. After 14 years of bloody civil conflict, we can not afford to expertise one other lethal airplane crash. The airport administration can not proceed to hazard the lives of everybody, stay tightlipped, and ignore questions of safety solely as a result of they don’t need to scare away previous, current, and potential airways from coming to Liberia. If we’re to uphold human dignity then the place lives are threatened, swift actions should take priority over every part. There is just one LIFE to stay.
Thanks a lot to your understanding and I sit up for listening to from you and seeing that the problems of security have been addressed and prioritized on the Liberia’s Roberts Worldwide Airport in Monrovia, Liberia. Like my well-known quote, “Errors are inevitable in aviation, particularly when one continues to be studying new issues. The trick is to not make the errors that may kill you”. It’s about time that the lives and dignity of the Liberian folks and guests are prioritized.
Massa Dopoh, Licensed Grasp Social Employee
“Keep away from a Mourning, Acknowledge a Warning”