Stormy weather caused our aircraft to crash land - Dana Air

23 February, 2018, 06:49 | Author: Lynne Higgins
  • Dana Airlines Plane Crash Lands In PH

In 2012, an aircraft belonging to Dana Air crashed killing about 153 passengers, a few weeks ago, also an exit door of one of its aircraft fell off upon landing.

According to Sahara Reporters, the plane took off from Lagos and upon arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport overshot the runway, skidding into the bush.

The commencement of the investigation followed the official report of the incident by the Airline to AIB.

"It will be too early to talk on the cause of the incident. Our investigators are already there and you can be rest assured that they will carry out their duties professionally as expected from them".

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has sympathised with passengers on the ill-fated Dana aircraft involved in an accident Tuesday at the Port Harcourt International Airport.

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The Accident Investigation Bureau, a government agency, is investigating the incident.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Odaudu said, "Damage to the aircraft (was) substantial with damage to ground navigation equipment".

It said, "However, efforts are in place to continuously enhance safety and security in our industry in accordance with the reformation agenda of the Buhari administration for the aviation sector".

Confirming the incident, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) through its general manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu declared: "Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway".



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