A plane having a place with Dana Air overshot the runway in Port Harcourt on Tuesday after landing at the Port Harcourt Airport.
The plane had traveled to Port Harcourt from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the nation’s capital Abuja.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, affirmed the occurrence.
She said, “A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway.
“The episode was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by solid breeze and storm in Port Harcourt.
“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.”
The Communications Manager for the airline, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, said in a statement the plane “slid off the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, because of the bad weather situation and torrential rain at the season of landing”.
The airline complimented the pilot for how he handled the issue, adding that all passengers and group disembarked safely.