Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria blames rain after Dana Air plane overshoots runway


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), has blamed ‘a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm’, as the cause of a Dana airline aircraft that overshot the airport runway on Tuesday evening.

Below is the full statement released by FAAN:

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.

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

Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.)​ 
General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) 

February 20, 2018


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