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Video: Dana Aircraft skids off the runway, 83 passengers unhurt.

An aircraft with registration number 5N BKI belonging to Dana Air was involved in a runway excursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos

The aircraft with 83 passengers was flying from Abuja to Lagos on Tuesday.

A runway excursion is a runway safety incident in which an aircraft makes an inappropriate exit from the runway.

 

The spokesman for the airline, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa said, “We are relieved to confirm that all 83 passengers and crew onboard the flight disembarked safely without injuries or scare as the crew handled the situation with utmost professionalism.”

Expressing regret, the airline noted that the aircraft which flew from Abuja to Lagos, skidded off the runway in an attempt to land.

However, it expressed relief that no casualty was recorded, stating that it had informed the Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority of the incident.

“We wish to thank the airport authorities, and our crew for their very swift response in ensuring the safe disembarkation of all passengers following the incident and our sincere apologies and appreciation to the passengers on the affected flight for their patience and understanding.”

“We wish to reassure our passengers that their safety will always be our top priority, and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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