A plane travelling from Nigeria capital of the country of Rivers State slipped out of the course by the heavy wind and inclement weather, the airline stated.
A plane to fly to Nigeria Port Harcourt International Airport allegedly on the job, and slipped away in the brush during a turbulent landing on Tuesday.
“Fortunately there are no casualties and that of our passengers and crew on board had disembarked safely, with timely response from the ground, the emergency services,” said a representative of Dana Airlines as reported by Nigeria’s Premium Times.
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According to the carrier, the plane — which originated in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja experienced the “very stormy weather and strong winds” when you go down to the Port Harcourt airport, located in Rivers State, Nigeria.
The airline also praised its pilots for the landing of the plane, despite bad weather.”
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“We want to again reassure our guests that their safety and comfort remains our highest priority and we will continue to adhere strictly to high standards and recommended practices, as required by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority.”
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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is said to be the launch of an investigation into the incident, but says that it was “suspected to have been caused by heavy rainfall, which was accompanied by strong winds and storm,” Vanguard News reported.
All 44 passengers and six crew members were said to have deplaned safely following the incident.
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Nigeria’s Leadership newspaper, however, is reporting that the Nigerian activist Famous Daunemigha, who was on the plane, collapsed after arriving at his house, and was rushed to the hospital.
Family members of Daunemigha told Leadership that they can lodge a complaint against the airline.
The Dana aircraft is the latest of several aircraft to skid off runways and taxiways in the past few months, beginning with a Pegasus Airlines flight in January slipped down a small cliff after landing on a Turkish airport. In the beginning of February, the Southwest flight that skidded off a roadway in Maryland, and an Iranian airline plane slipped on a runway after its landing gear was jammed last week.