Dana says canceled flight, never a life-and-death situation for passengers

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Dana air has apologised for the inconveniences caused passengers on Monday when it canceled its flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

The airline in a statement attributed the cancellation to some technical issues.

Spokesman for the airline, Kingsley Ezemwa says, “Our aircraft with registration number 5N JOY operating flight 9J 344 from Port Harcourt to Lagos on 2nd of May 2022 was set to take off when the pilot in command noticed an anomaly which he queried with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) before embarking on a ramp return in line with our strict safety operating procedures”.

Explaining further, he says, the impact on the brakes as a result of the aborted take off affected the aircraft tyres which sparked off while the aircraft was taxiing to repark.

All 50 passengers onboard the aircraft he assured disembarked safely and its maintenance team immediately grounded the aircraft pending the conclusion of their investigations. 

“Once again, we sincerely apologize to all the passengers on the flight for the inconveniences caused due to the eventual cancellation of the flight”.

 He adds, “at Dana Air, the safety of our passengers and crew will remain a top  priority in all aspect of our operations and we will continue to operate in accordance with the civil aviation regulations and global best practices”. 

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