P/Harcourt – Bound aircraft skids off runway


A ValueJet aircraft skidded off the runway after landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday.

However, there was no loss of lives or injury as the 62 passengers on board were safely evacuated.

According to the airline, the aircraft landed safely and was cleared off the runway at Port Harcourt Airport without any damage to the aircraft.

The airline in a statement said, “The CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft with registration 5N-BXR landed safely with passengers wondering what could have happened because the airplane landed safely without difficulty.

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“The minor incident happened at about 3.30 pm at the Port-Harcourt International Airport.”

Daily Trust reports that this was the second time in a week that a runway incursion would be recorded.

A Lagos-Abuja flight operated by Aerocontractors also experienced a similar incident at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Sunday morning.

While the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced an investigation into Sunday’s incident, the bureau has not issued any statement on the latest incident.