Port Harcourt-bound aircraft crash lands in a bush

Passengers aboard the aircraft are being evacuated from a nearby bush in Omagwa neighborhood in Port Harcourt.

The plane with registration number 5N-SRI was said to have overshot the runway and ended up in the bush.

The incident occurred on the night of Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Passengers aboard the aircraft are being evacuated from a nearby bush in Omagwa neighborhood where the Port Harcourt International airport is located.

According to Emergency officials in the state, no casualties as at press time.

Confirming the incident on Twitter, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it may have been caused by bad weather.

FAAN also said all passengers were safely evacuated.

Dana Crashes

On February 7, 2018, the exit door of a Dana aircraft allegedly fell off upon landing at the Abuja airport.

According to a passenger, who recounted the ordeal on Twitter, the door had been rattling throughout the flight and eventually pulled off as the plane was taxing at the airport.

"Flew Dana. Exit door was unstable throughout the flight. As we touched down, it fell off. Scary stuff." the passenger identified as Ola Brown had tweeted via his handle - @NaijaFlyingDr.

Following the public condemnation that Brown's tweet generated, Dana responded in a press statement to clarify the reports, saying the emergency door could not have fallen off if it had not been opened by a passenger.

The airline is often criticised for the poor maintenance of its planes, which has caused the death of many passengers.

In June 2012, the airline's MD 83 jet navigating from Abuja crashed into a Lagos community killing all 153 passengers on board.

The aircraft, marked 5N-RAM, disappeared from the radar scope of the Lagos Air Traffic Control after communication from the tower to the pilot in command failed, before it crashed into the residential building on Tolulope Street, in Toyin area of Ishaga.

The aircraft hit a power line and subsequently crashed into the building which comprised of six flats.

It exploded on impact and razed the building.

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