83 passengers safe as Dana Air veers off runway in Lagos

A Dana Air aircraft making a voyage from Abuja to Lagos at the early hours of Tuesday with 83 passengers veered off the runway of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos.

Already, the management of the airline has confirmed that all the 83 passengers and crew aboard the flight with registration 5N BKI were safely disembarked by the airline’s crew.

Blueprint correspondent gathered that the National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has dispatched its team of investigators to the scene.

An electronic statement by Dana spokesman, Kingsley Ezemwan, reads, “Dana Air regrets to inform the public of a runway incursion involving one of our aircraft, registration number 5N BKI, which was flying from Abuja to Lagos. today 23/04/24

“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.

“We have also updated the AIB and NCAA on the incident and the aircraft involved has been grounded by our 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.

“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.”