Dana Air explains why their plane skidded into the bush

Dana Air reacts after its aircraft taking off from Abuja to Port Harcourt overshot the runway, skidding into a bush.

The overshoot was as a reult of bad weather and the heavy down pour at the time of landing. Dana’s statement reads.

“On Tuesday, 20th February, 2018, one of our aircraft operating Abuja​-PHC skidded off​ the runway ​at​ the Port Harcourt International Airport as a result of ​very stormy weather and severe winds upon landing.

Thankfully there were no casualties and ALL passengers and crew on board disembarked safely with the timely response from the ground emergency services.

We are grateful for the swift reaction of the emergency response teams and safe evacuation of all on board.

We commend our pilots who were able to navigate the aircraft to a complete stop under the circumstance and brought all the precious lives of our passengers and crew to safety.

We wish to once again reassure our guests that their safety and comfort will remain our top priority and we shall continue to adhere strictly to high standards and recommended practices as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.”

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