Dana makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded

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The Abuja-bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA was carrying 100 passengers when the incident occured.

Dana Air says its Abuja-bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA had an emergency landing on Tuesday.It said the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers.

The airline’s spokesperson, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines.

“All the 100 passengers disembarked safely, and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers,” Mr Ezenwa said.

He noted that the pilot-in-command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2:52 p.m.

“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have (sic) also been briefed on the incident,” he said.

Mr Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards.

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