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Dana Air Flight Tyres Catches Fire During Take-Off In PortHarcourt [VIDEO]

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Dana Airline Catches Fire: NGNEWS247 reports that another air disaster was averted when the tyres of an aircraft belonging to Dana Airlines caught fire shortly before take-off at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that the Dana aircraft was scheduled to take off from Port Harcourt International Airport enroute to Lagos, when fire gut gut fire occurred, after initial delays in which the airline operators had reportedly told the passengers that their flight would be delayed due to bad weather.

Reacting to the fire video, Kingsley Ezenwa, the Dana Air spokesman in a press statement, Tuesday morning, May 3rd, said the aircraft had been grounded pending the conclusion of their investigations.

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According to the statement, “Our aircraft with registration number 5N JOY operating flight 9J 344 from Port Harcourt to Lagos on 2nd of May 2022, was set to take off when the pilot in command noticed an anomaly which he queried with the Air Traffic Control before embarking on a ramp return in line with our strict safety operating procedures

“However, the impact on the brakes as a result of the aborted take off affected the aircraft tyres which sparked off while the aircraft was taxiing to repark.

“All 50 passengers onboard the aircraft disembarked safely and our maintenance team have immediately grounded the aircraft pending the conclusion of their investigations. Once again, we sincerely apologize to all the passengers on the flight for the inconveniences caused due to the eventual cancellation of the flight.”

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Watch the Dana Air video below…

 

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Meanwhile, NGNEWS247 recalls that a Dana Air Md-83 aircraft crashlanded in Iju area of Lagos shortly before reaching the Lagos airport in 2012, killing all the 153 passengers on board, at a period the Nigerian civil airspace was experiencing what appeared an epidemic in air disasters.

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