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Dana Air: NSIB starts investigation

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The Nigerian Investigation Bureau has started an investigation into why a passenger airline, Dana Air overshot the runway shortly after landing at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

It has earlier been reported that an aircraft belonging to Dana Air crash-landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Tuesday.

However, confirming the probe, the Director, Public Affairs, NSIB, Mrs Wunmi Oladeji, said the agency had begun a probe of the incident.

She said, “Our investigators are currently on the site of the incident. They are investigating it. We will rely on their report to give the next update.”

According to a statement by the management of the airline on Tuesday, the plane flew into Lagos from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

The aircraft, with the registration number 5N BKI, had 83 passengers on board, but all disembarked unhurt.

However, the aircraft was stuck in a bushy area close to the runway.

The incident happened around 10:15 am, with emergency responders, including the airport’s Aerodrome Rescue and Firefighting Services mobilised to the scene to salvage the situation.

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