Passengers Escape Death As Dana Airline Overshoots Runway


LAGOS FEBRUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Passengers of A Dana aircraft, number 9J0363, flying from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State narrowly escaped death as the aircraft overshot the Port Harcourt runway.
This is coming almost six years after the airline’s service from Abuja to Lagos crashed, killing all the 159 persons on board.
The crash occurred on June 3, 2012 in Ishaga area of Lagos State.
Tuesday’s incidence was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in a statement said no casualty was recorded as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.
Dana Air, in a statement last night confirmed that its aircraft skidded off the runway. The carrier said no casualty was recorded and all passengers and crew disembarked safely.
“Our aircraft (9j0363) operating the Abuja -Port Harcourt flight skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, as a result of the bad weather situation and torrential rain at the time of landing.
“ The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt. The aircraft was still in the bush as at press time from where passengers were being evacuated. Spokesperson for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement made available to New Telegraph, attributed the incident to a heavy rain, which she said was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.
“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated,” FAAN stated. Dana Air, in a statement last night confirmed that its aircraft skidded off the runway. The carrier said no casualty was recorded and all passengers and crew disembarked safely,” the Airline Management affirmed.

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