By DANIEL ETEGHE
An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, with registration number: 5NNOC operated by Aero Contractors yesterday overshot the runway on landing at Osubi airport in Warri, Delta State.
Vanguard gathered that there was no fatality resulting from the incident which occurred during the routine operations of the NNPC, as no passenger sustained any injury in the aircraft.
At the time of filling this report, it was not clear whether the aircraft suffered any damage.
When contacted to speak on the incident, the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren, who confirmed the incident, said the incident did not involve any fatality, stressing that the aircraft only overshot the runway.
Dr. Demuren, however, pointed out that NCAA had already sent some of its officials to Osubi airport to evaluate the situation and report back to the agency.
He said: “There is no fatality at all about the incident that happened at Osubi airport earlier today. It was just that the aircraft overshot the runway. We have sent our people there already and we will get back to you soon,” he added.
Earlier, the Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Tumini Green, in a statement, said the aircraft was on a routine operation to Warri when it overshot the runway at Osubi airport.
The statement said there were no casualties or injuries and that the appropriate aviation agencies had been contacted and had commenced investigations.