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DANA Air aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport yesterday overshot the Port Harcourt runway during a heavy rain which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

The incident recorded no casualty as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.

According to a stamens by the airline, “On Tuesday , 20 February 2018, one our aircraft (9j0363) operating the ​Abuja​ – Ph flight ​skidded off​ the runway ​at​ the Port Harcourt International Airport, as a result of the ​bad weather situation ​and torrential rain at the time of landing.”

“No casualty was recorded and all passengers and crew disembarked safely. ”

The airline commended both cockpit and cabin crew on how the situation was handled.

“We commend the Pilot-in -command who was able to control the aircraft to a complete stop, before passengers and crew disembarked. We also wish to applaud the Captain for exhibiting the highest safety standards and handling the situation professionally. “


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