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Dana Air Confirms Aircraft Runway Incident

Dana Air has broken its silence after one of its aircraft overshot the runway on landing at the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday.

The airline, in a statement said it regretted to inform the public of a runway excursion involving one of its aircraft, registration number SN BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos today.

“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,” it said.

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Dana Air said it had also updated the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the incident.

It added that the aircraft involved had been grounded by its 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,” Dana Air said.

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