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NSIB Initiates Probe into Dana Airline’s Runway Excursion Incident

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has launched an inquiry into a runway excursion incident involving a Dana Airline’s  aircraft at Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport earlier today.

The aircraft, Dana Airlines flight 9J0352, carrying 83 passengers and 6 crew members, experienced directional control issues after landing on a wet runway, leading it to veer off to the left and onto the grassy area near the runway.

According to the spokesperson NSIB, Mrs Bimbo Oladeji, thankfully, there were no casualties or injuries reported, but as a precautionary measure, Runway 18L at MMA was temporarily closed.

Captain Alex Badeh Jr., Director General of the NSIB, assured that a thorough investigation is underway, with a go-team dispatched to the scene, retrieval of flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder for analysis, and interviews with crew members conducted.

The Bureau says, investigation will scrutinize various factors including the aircraft’s airworthiness, operational procedures, weather conditions, crew health, maintenance records, and previous incidents involving the landing gear system.

Preliminary findings are expected to be released within 30 days, with final safety recommendations issued thereafter.

NSIB says collaboration with relevant stakeholders is paramount to ensure a comprehensive investigation aimed at preventing similar incidents in the future.

The NSIB emphasizes its commitment to safeguarding lives and maintaining public trust in air travel, while urging patience from the public as the investigation progresses. 

NSIB assures regular updates will be provided to keep stakeholders informed.

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