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UPDATED: 83 passengers safe as Dana aircraft skids off runway - THE NATION

APRIL 23, 2024


An aircraft operated by Dana Air on Tuesday skidded off the runway at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The aircraft took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The Management of Dana Air in a statement via its official X account @DanaAir said the aircraft has been grounded for investigation.

The airline said the 83 passengers on board the flight disembarked the flight without injuries.

It also noted that it has alerted the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) formerly AIB and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The Management however did not reveal the cause of the incident.

The statement by the airline reads: “Dana Air regrets to inform the public of a runway incursion involving one of our registration number 5N BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos today 23/04/.

“We are relieved to confirm that all 83 passengers and crew onboard the flight disembarked safely without injuries or scare as the crew handled the situation with utmost professionalism.

“We have also updated the AIB and NCAA on the incident and the aircraft involved has been grounded by our maintenance team for further investigation.

“We wish to thank the airport authorities, our crew for their very swift response in ensuring the safe disembarkation of all passengers following the incident and our sincere apologies and appreciation to the passengers on the affected flight for their patience and understanding.

“We wish to reassure our passengers that their safety will always be our top priority, and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident”.


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