Scores of passengers today escaped death by the whiskers when a Dana aircraft encountered challenges as it attempted to land at the Port Harcourt international airport.
Eyewitnesses report that the aircraft conveying passengers from Abuja to Port Harcourt, skidded off the runway when it landed at around 6:40pm today.
Scores escape death as Dana aircraft skids off runway in Port Harcourt For now there are no reports of any casualties from the incident but some passengers on board the flight have attributed the incident to bad weather.
Passengers were evacuated by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) emergency officials.
The flight, with number 9J0363 took off from Abuja.
A statement by FAAN General Manager (Corporate Affairs) Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said : “A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363 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.”