Dana Airline explains cause of fire incident, apologies to passengers
Nigeria’s leading airline, Dana Airline has apologised to all its passengers over recent fire incident.
The airline disclosed this in a statement released in Lagos.
According to the statement “the impact on the brakes of flight 9J 344 from Port Harcourt to Lagos on May 2, 2022, as a result of the aborted take off affected the aircraft tyres which sparked off.
“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 (ATC) 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.
“At Dana Air, the safety of our passengers and crew will remain a top priority in all aspect of our operations and we will continue to operate in accordance with the civil aviation regulations and global best practices,” the airline said.