TO valuable aircraft on Tuesday it skidded off the runway while taxiing after landing at Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.
The aircraft, a CRJ 900 Bombardier with registration 5N – BXR that had 67 passengers and five crew on board, landed around 3:30 p.m., the newspaper Thisday reported. reported.
No fatalities were recorded.
In a statement on Tuesday, the airline’s CEO Dapo Majekodunmi attributed the incident to “algae on the taxiway that prevented it from maintaining the centerline situation,” adding that “no damage was caused to the aircraft.” “.
The incident occurred approximately 48 hours after another plane became stuck in the nose at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the country’s capital.
Avant-garde newspaper reported how the accident occurred, which involved a Boeing 737 aircraft with registration: 5N-BYQ belonging to Aero Contractors.
The plane, which took off from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos in the morning, got stuck at the Abuja airport after landing at around 10:47 am, forcing authorities to temporarily close the runway.
“The plane upon landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Lagos and in an attempt to exit the runway along the A4, had the nose wheel stuck on the edge of the grass with the fuselage on the runway,” James Odaudu , spokesperson for the Nigerian Security Investigation Bureau (NSIB) said about the incident.
“The NSIB hereby requests information from the general public in the form of photographs, videos or recorded evidence to assist in the conduct of a thorough investigation.
“The NSIB is a multi-modal investigation agency tasked with investigating transport accidents and serious incidents in Nigeria to identify probable causes and provide safety recommendations that can prevent recurrence.”
Odaudu promised to publish the preliminary investigation report “as soon as possible.”