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Dana Air confirms no casualty in Lagos airport runway mishap

by Samson Echenim
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Dana Air has confirmed that all 83 passengers onboard its aircraft which was involved in Tuesday morning runway incident at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos are safe with no injuries.

A Dana Air aircraft with registration number 5N BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos in the morning today, skidded off the runway at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

The airline regretted the runway incident and grounded the aircraft for a proper investigation.

“We are relieved to confirm that all 83 passengers and crew onboard the flight disembarked safely without injuries or scare as the crew handled the situation with utmost professionalism,” the airline said in a statement to The Nigerian Eonomy today.

The airline said it had also updated the AIB and NCAA on the incident and the aircraft involved has been grounded by the maintenance team for further investigation.

“We wish to thank the airport authorities, our crew for their very swift response in ensuring the safe disembarkation of all passengers following the incident and our sincere apologies and appreciation to the passengers on the affected flight for their patience and understanding,” said the airline in the statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa.

Meanwhile, the incident caused delay for subsequent flight schedules for today. Dana Air extended its apologies to all passengers affected by the schedule disruption resulting from the runway incident.

The airline said, ”We understand the frustration and inconvenience experienced by passengers whose travel plans were disrupted due to the incident and we are deeply sorry.

”Our remaining flights for the day have all been retimed and all the passengers on these flights have been updated via email, sms and calls. We wish to also reassure affected passengers that we are working diligently to minimize disruption and accommodate their travel needs.”

While appreciating its teeming customers for their support, loyalty and understanding at this time, the airline maintained that safety and service excellence are core values that guide everything its crew do.

“While we deeply regret the incident and its impact on our passengers, we remain steadfast in our commitment to upholding the highest safety standards and providing exceptional service to our customers.

“We wish to reassure our passengers that their safety will always be our top priority, and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the airline stated.

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