A passenger plane belonging to Dana Airline skid off the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport as it was landing at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
The aircraft, with number 9J0363, flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to an eyewitness, Layefa Walter, a Port Harcourt based oil worker, the flight skid off the runway and a wing of the airplane was damaged.
Tuesday’s incidence was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident.
She 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.
“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.”
This is coming almost six years after the airline’s service from Abuja to Lagos crashed, killing all the 159 persons on board.
The crash occurred on June 3, 2012 in Ishaga area of Lagos State.