Dana aircraft overshoots PH runway, lands inside the bush


A Dana aircraft overshot the runway while landing at Port Harcourt international airport on Tuesday.

An aircraft overshoots the runway when it moves past a specified point unintentionally.

The aircraft, which reportedly flew in from Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, ended up in the bush.

Passengers were reportedly evacuated from the bush.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) confirmed the development, saying no one sustained injury in the incident.

“A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway,” Henrietta Yakubu, spokeswoman of the agency, said in a statement.

“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.”

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