Again, Passengers Hurriedly Disembarked From Dana Aircraft As Engine Breaks Down
Fred Omotara, Lagos
A Dana Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N DNA on Tuesday embarked on an emergency landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport after one of it’s engine broke down. This is even as all 100 passengers were hurriedly disembarked safely.
Recall that passengers were hurriedly disembarked from a Dana aircraft in May, 2022 when one of it’s tyres exploded while trying to land at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.
Speaking with kadecommunicationng after 100 passengers were disembarked from the plane on Tuesday, an airport official at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja stated that most of the passengers looked terrified and scared after they alighted from the plane.
According to the airport official who wouldn’t want his name in print, “All the passengers were scared and terrified today due to the way the plane landed. Most of them, particularly the females weren’t smiling when we went to pick them.”
Meanwhile, the airline in a statement blamed the emergency landing on an indication in one of the aircraft engines
In a statement signed by the airline’s Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline stated that, “Our Abuja bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number (5N DNA) embarked on an emergency landing today 19th July, 2022, due to an indication on one of its engines.
“The Pilot-in- command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2.52pm
“All 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers.
“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have also been briefed on the incident
“We sincerely apologise to all our passengers onboard the flight and reassure our customers that Dana Air will continue to maintain its high safety standards.”