Breaking: Dana Air Plane Skids off Runway at Lagos Airport

Chinedu Eze                 

Dana Air flight with registration number 5N BKI carrying 83 passengers skidded off the runway on landing at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, runway 18L.

Statement from the airline indicated that no passenger was injured, as fire service was on hand to carry out rescue efforts, but the passengers deboarded the aircraft without hitches.

The statement said, “Dana Air regrets to inform the public of a runway incursion involving one of our aircraft, registration number 5N BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos. today 23/04/24.

“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 Nigerian Safety and Investigation Bureau (NSIB) and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (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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