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Dana AirCraft Goes out of control

A commercial aircraft belonging to Dana Air
nearly crashed after hitting the fence of the
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
on Friday.
This is coming in less than 24 hours after a
chartered aircraft lost its tyres and landing
gear at the same airport.
The Dana plane with registration number 5
N-DEV from Port Harcourt, used its left wing
to hit a fence while trying to park.
Punch quoted sources at the airport and
passengers onboard the flight as saying that
no injury was recorded while blaming the
aircraft’s pilot for the incident.
The spokesperson for FAAN, Henrietta
Yakubu, confirmed the development to the
newspaper, stating that the plane only hit a
noise breaker stationed on the tarmac
She said, “There are these things we put on
the air side that we call noise breakers to
stop noise and exhaust from getting to
people. It is not really a fence, but they are
just there like pillars to reduce noise and
fumes from exhaust pipes and the plane just
scrapped it and continued on its way.

“So there is nothing to worry about the
incident. It didn ’t affect the flight , the
plane continued and it parked. It was the
wing that scrapped the noise breaker and
the plane continued until it parked.”
The spokesperson for Dana Air, Ezenwa
Okwudili, also told Punch that the firm’s
engineers were working on the aircraft to
ascertain the extent of the damage on the
plane.
He said, “It is the wing tip that was affected
and our engineers are looking at it to
determine the extent of the damage.
“They will work on it tonight (Friday night)
and I don’t think the aircraft was parked
where it will obstruct anything. It ’s a tip of
the wing and not a serious issue.”

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