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Dana Air Plane Skids Off Runway In Lagos Airport, Authorities Report No Casualties

No casualties have been recorded as a Dana Plane veered off the runway in Lagos Airport on Tuesday morning.

A Dana Air airplane skid off the runway at the Lagos airport on Tuesday, prompting the diversion of other flights to the international airport.

However, Dana Air swiftly reassured the public that there were no casualties recorded.

A statement released almost immediately after by Dana Air Authorities read, “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 AIB and 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.

“We wish to reassure our 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.”

An X user, BelemaMhart, who boarded another airline, posted, “We were about to land in Lagos and the pilot announced, he had to land at international and Taxi to local airport,”

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

“Thank God all passengers on Dana are safe.”

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