Photos emerge as NCAA confirms Dana Air skidded off runway into bush

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"On Tuesday, 20th February 2018, one of our aircraft operating Abuja-PHC skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport as a result of very stormy weather and severe winds upon landing".

This comes barely two weeks after the emergency door of another Dana aircraft reportedly fell off upon arrival at the Abuja airport.

The photos shared showed passengers being evacuated from the plane in the bush.

The Accident Investigation Bureau, a government agency, is investigating the incident.

Similarly, Dana Air in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, also confirmed the incident.

Although the airline has blamed the latest incident on bad weather, Nigerians are not having any of it.

He added: "However, efforts are in place to continuously enhance safety and security in our industry in accordance with the reformation agenda of the Buhari administration for the aviation sector".

The spokesman of AIB, Tunji Oketumbi said a team from the Commission led by the director of operations of AIB, Capt, Dayyabu Danraka is already on ground in port Harcourt for the investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, Consumer Protection Council, CPC, has directed Dana Airline to provide necessary logistics support to affected passengers on Flight 9J0363.

The statement read in part, "The Consumer Protection Council congratulates relevant airport and aviation authorities as well as the airline for this safe evacuation and management of what could otherwise have been tragic".

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