FG Begins Investigation After Dana Plane Overshoots Runway

FG Begins Investigation After Dana Plane Overshoots Runway
  • PublishedFebruary 21, 2018

Nigeria’s aviation authorities on Wednesday said they launched  an investigation into how the runway was overshot by a passanger plane while landing in portharcourt.

The incident involving a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 jet happened at about 7:30 pm (1830 GMT) on Tuesday. No injury was recorded with all the 44 passager stepping out unscathed.

But Sam Adurogboye, of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said the plane was “badly damaged”, adding: “We have launched an investigation.”

It was the second incident involving domestic airliner Dana Air this month: on February 7, an emergency exit door fell off as the plane as it landed in Abuja from Lagos.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said Tuesday’s overshoot “was suspected to have been caused by heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and a storm”.

Dana Air was grounded after another of its MD-83 aircraft crashed outside Lagos on June 3, 2012, killing all 153 on board and six on the ground.

An air accident investigation report published last year blamed mechanical failure and pilot error.

The airline resumed operations in January 2014.

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