BREAKING: Aircraft Skids Off Runway At Port Harcourt Airport

Tragedy was averted in the nation’s aviation sector when a ValueJet airline aircraft skidded off the taxi turn after landing and clearing the runway at Port Harcourt airport around 3.30 p.m. local time today.

According to Stanley Balami, a Value Jet captain who confirmed the occurrence, the aircraft had stopped on the runway and was about to execute the second turn-off when he encountered a slip due to algae on the turn-off. This rendered the plane uncontrolled on the taxiway although no harm was done to the aircraft.

This is the third aviation incident that has occurred this month

On Sunday, a Boeing 737 Jet with registration number 5N-BYQ owned by Aero Contractors Airlines, crash-landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.


According to the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, the incident was classified as ‘a serious accident.’

Similarly, another incident occurred last week when a private HS25B aircraft operated by Flint Aero narrowly avoided tragedy as it crash-landed on the runway at Ibadan, Oyo State.

The flight had among its passengers, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu.

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