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April 23, 2024

Updated: Dana airplane skids off Lagos airport runway

Dana Air

By Dickson Omobola

An airplane operated by Dana Airline has veered off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport 

The affected aircraft, a McDonald Douglas (MD-83) with registration 5N-BKI, had 83 passengers on board.

Spokesman for the airline, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, however, said the 83 passengers and crew onboard the flight disembarked safely without injuries.

Ezenwa, in a statement, said: “Dana Air regrets to inform the public of a runway incursion involving one of our aircraft, registration number 5N BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos today, 23/04/24.

“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.

“We have also updated the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the incident, and the aircraft involved has been grounded by our maintenance team for further investigation.

“We wish to thank the airport authorities, 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.”

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