Another near miss for Dana as aircraft overshoots runway in PH

Ebun Francis || A Dana aircraft on Tuesday night overshot the runway while landing at Port Harcourt international airport.

The aircraft, which flew in from Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, ended up in the bush.

Passengers were reportedly evacuated from the bush.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) while confirming the incident, however, said that none of the passengers sustained any injury in the incident.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the agency, Henrietta Yakubu, said, “A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway.”

“The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

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“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.”

Tuesday’s incident will be the second near miss involving the airline in as many weeks.

The door of one of its planes fell off on landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja recently.