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Dana Air plane with 83 passengers onboard skids off Lagos airport runway



A Dana Air flight carrying 83 passengers from Abuja to Lagos skids off runway in Lagos, on Tuesday.

The airline said the aircraft which flew from Abuja to Lagos, had all passengers and crew safe from any casualty.

“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,” Dana Air said.

“We have also updated the AIB and NCAA on the incident and the aircraft involved has been grounded by our maintenance team for further investigation,” the statement reads. 

“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.”

The airline also reassured that passengers’ safety will always be the company’s priority, adding that the management is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

BelemaMhart — who boarded another airline — said their plane was diverted just as they were about to land due to the Dana Air incident.

“We were about to land in Lagos and the pilot announced, he had to land at international and Taxi to local airport,” BelemaMhart said.

“On getting here, we learnt Dana Air had issues on landing, that was the reason our pilot was asked to land at the Murtala Muhammed airport.

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