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Dana aircraft with 83 passengers aboard skids off runway in Lagos

The management of the airline reassured its passengers that their safety would always be its top priority.

• April 23, 2024
Dana Airline
Dana Airline

Dana Air has confirmed that a runway incursion involving one of its aircraft with registration number 5N BKI, skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday morning.

Making the confirmation in a statement, the management of the airline said it was “relieved to confirm that all 83 passengers and crew onboard the flight disembarked safely without injuries or fear as the crew handled the situation with utmost professionalism.

“We have also updated the AIB and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority on the incident and the aircraft involved has been grounded by our maintenance team for further investigation,” it noted.

Appreciating the airport authorities and its crew for their swift response in ensuring the safe disembarkation of passengers following the incident, the airline apologised and appreciated the “passengers on the affected flight for their patience and understanding.”

The management of the airline reassured its 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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