Dana: FG To Probe Plane Overshoots Runway

Dana: FG To Probe Plane Overshoots Runway

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will be probing the Dana airline over the skidding of its plane into the bush at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday.

 

The passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in Port Harcourt but with no casualty among the 44 passengers and six crew on board.

 

The incident, in which a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 jet was involved, occurred at about 7:30 pm (1830 GMT) on Tuesday.

 

Though none of the passengers and crew was injured, the plane damaged badly and called for an investigation, Sam Adurogboye, of NCAA said.

 

It was the second incident involving domestic airliner Dana Air this month: on February 7, an emergency exit door fell off the plane as it landed in Abuja from Lagos.

 

Earlier, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) attributed the accident to heavy rain and strong wind, which blocked the pilot visibility.

 

Recalled that a plane belonging to the Dana Air crashed outside Lagos on June 3, 2012, killing all 153 on board and six on the ground.

 

An air accident investigation official report published last year, 2017, blamed mechanical failure as well as pilot error.

 

The airline resumed operations in January 2014.

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