Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Dana Aircraft overshoots Runway at Port Harcourt Airport

Dana Aircraft overshoots Runway at Port Harcourt Airport Dana Aircraft overshoots Runway at Port Harcourt Airport
Melissa Porter | 22 February, 2018, 13:52

"We are grateful for the swift reaction of the emergency response teams and safe evacuation of all on board", the statement reads.

The minister made the assertion in a statement by Mr James Odaudu, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday in Abuja.

The issue of airline security has been at the fore in Nigeria after Dana Air's emergency door reportedly fell off two weeks ago.

He explained that there was a substantial damage to the body of the aircraft and ground navigation equipment at the airport as a result of the incident.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was still being expected at the accident site.

"All on-board were evacuated safely with no reported casualties".

It was gathered that the aircraft, with number 9J0363, flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

"An aircraft operated by Dana Airlines was involved in an accident yesterday, February 20, 2018 at the Port Harcourt International Airport".

A passenger jet carrying over 80 passengers came within metres of plunging into the bush after it skidded off the runway as it landed at the Port Harcourt airport in Rivers State.

Dana Air is the same company which made global headlines two weeks ago, when one of its emergency doors fell off on landing.