NCAA Announces Dana’s Runway Excursion Incident

NCAA Announces Dana’s Runway Excursion Incident

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has announced that on April 23rd, 2024 at about 08:25, a Dana Airline aircraft was involved in a runway excursion occurrence.

A statement from the Acting Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo reads: “The Aircraft, an MD82 with registration marks 5SN-BKI, departed Abuja for Lagos with 83 passengers and 6 crew members onboard.

Upon landing at MMIA, the Air Traffic Controller [ATC] Tower observed at C4 that the Nosewheel had retracted and the nose of the aircraft collapsed and the aircraft veered off the runway into the grassy area.

Very importantly, all passengers and crew disembarked and were evacuated safely while Runway 18L was closed. In accordance with statutory procedures, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced its investigation into the occurrence.

The NCAA reiterates its avowed commitment to a safe and secure aviation sector. In furtherance to this commitment, the Authority will be looking to implement the safety recommendations expected from the NSIB investigation while it carries out its own in-house safety assessment of the occurrence.

The traveling public is hereby assured of NCAA’s unrelenting efforts in holding all operators and service providers in the sector to the highest international safety standards.


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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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