Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dana Air plane overshoots runway in Port Harcourt

An aircraft belonging to Dana Air on Tuesday overshot the runway of the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers State , after it touched down .

It was gathered that the aircraft, with number 9J 0363 , flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

An aircraft is said to have overshot the runway when it moves past a specified point unintentionally, and this can be as a result of too much speed or that the plane is unable to stop .

But in this case , it was learnt that the incident, which had no casualty, was suspected to have been due to heavy rainfall in Port Harcourt .

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs , Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident.

She said, “ A Dana aircraft numbered 9 J 0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway .

“ The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain , which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

“ No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated . ”

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