A DANA Air aircraft with registration number 5N DNA, suffered an emergency landing today due to what the airline’s management described as “an indication” on one of its engines.
In a statement signed by the airline and forwarded to The ICIR, the Boeing 737 aircraft was bound for Abuja when the incident occurred.
The airline stated that all the 100 passengers in the plane were safe on landing at the Abuja International Airport.
“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 statement read.
The statement added that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had been briefed on the incident.
The airline apologised to all the passengers on-board the flight, reassuring them of its commitment to high safety standards.
On June 24, 2022, at about 7.50pm, an Overland aircraft, OF1188 with registration mark 5N-BRQ, carrying 33 passengers and flying to Lagos from Ilorin, had suffered a similar fate when an “unusual high turbine temperature” resulted in fire in one of its engines.
The incident, according to the airline, occurred in the approach phase of the flight. It stated that the crew implemented its standard procedures for such abnormal situations as the aircraft grounded to a halt at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport runway 18 Right.