Passengers survive overshot landing in Nigeria

Passengers survive overshot landing in Nigeria

Passengers survive overshot landing in Nigeria

A Dana aircraft with registration number 5N-SRI performing a flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt, on Tuesday night, overshot the runway and ended up in the bush.

The Director-General of CPC, Babatunde Irukera in a statement, said he had contacted DANA air management and had come to an understanding that the Airline would provide logistic support and accommodation to affected passengers.

A plane belonging to Dana Airlines overshot the Port Harcourt International Airport runway, skidding off into the bush, Sahara Reporters reports. Cause of incident still unknown but under investigation.

"Thankfully there were no casualties and all our passengers and crew on board were disembarked safely with the timely response from the ground emergency services".

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He said that the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had commenced investigation in accordance to ICAO Annex 13, while the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had heightened Safety Oversight over the operator. None of the 44 passengers and six crew on board was injured.

However, in this case, it was learnt that the incident, which had no casualty, was suspected to have been due to heavy rainfall in Port Harcourt yesterday.

An open, transparent, sensitive and responsive approach by the airline and relevant authorities is vital to sustaining confidence and assuring consumers.

No fewer than 100 passengers were onboard the aircraft as at the time of the incident.

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