Dana Air overshoots runway

Dana Airlines Plane Crash Lands In PH

Dana Airlines Plane Crash Lands In PH

Similarly, Dana Air in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, also confirmed the incident.

"A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway", Henrietta Yakubu, spokeswoman of the agency, said in a statement. Cause of incident still unknown but under investigation.

The commencement of the investigation followed the official report of the incident by the Airline to AIB. "Our investigators are already there and you can be rest assured that they will carry out their duties professionally as expected from them".

The runway was temporarily shut and reopened after inspection.

The Dana Air plane that overshot the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State on Tuesday damaged navigational equipment at the airport, the Federal Government announced on Wednesday.

It also stated that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had heightened safety oversight on the airline, adding that the Accident Investigation Bureau had commenced investigation into the incident in accordance with the rules of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Passengers were hurriedly evacuated from the aircraft after it ended up in the bush.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria had said the mishap could have been caused by a heavy rain accompanied by strong wind and storm.

Before the Tuesday's incident, Dana Air fleet had been reduced to three from the initial six about a year ago.

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