Dana aircraft overshoots runway at Port-Harcourt airport


Dana aircraft from Abuja to Port-harcourt has overshut the runway on landing at the Port-Harcourt international airport, Omegwa.
The fourty-nine passengers on board were successfully evacuated without any injuries or casualty.

According to investigation, the weather was said not to be too good at the time the aircraft came in.
The runway at the airport has been closed but soon will be re-opened after the necessary work had been done to ensure the runway is saved for other flights to come in.

Officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA are said to be on ground at the airport to carry out its oversight function of ensuring safety.

General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria,FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who confirmed the incident said, “Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway”.

In a statement, the Dana spokesman. Mr. Kingsley Ezemwan said, “We commend the Pilot-in -command who was able to control the aircraft to a complete stop, before passengers and crew disembarked. We also wish to applaud the Captain for exhibiting the highest safety standards and handling the situation professionally.”.


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