AIB begins investigation of Dana aircraft runway incident

February 21st, 2018

By Adelola Amihere

Following an accident which occurred at the Port Harcourt International Airport involving Dana Aircraft, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigation into the incidence.

This is in accordance to ICAO Annex 13, while the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has heightened safety oversight over the operator.

A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Odaudu James on behalf of the Minster of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said efforts are in place to continuously enhance safety and security in the industry in accordance with the reformation agenda of the Buharia��s administration for the aviation sector.

a�?The Ministry sympathizes with the passengers on the aircraft over the traumatic experience and assures that government will not abdicate on its commitment to the safety and security of lives and property in the Nigerian airspacea�?, the statement read.

It will be recalled that an aircraft operated by Dana Airlines was involved in an accident on February 20th 2018 at the Port Harcourt International Airport when it landed at the Port Harcourt Runway 21 and overran the runway at 1751 UTC.

The aircraft had 54 passengers including 5 crew members who were safely evacuated.

The aircraft suffered substantial damage with damage to ground navigation equipment.

The airport which was briefly closed for Safety reasons was reopened after proper assessment yesterday morning.

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