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No casualties as Air peace flight skids off runway in Port Harcourt

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The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that there were no casualties during an incident in the Air Peace flight that skidded off Port Harcourt airport runway.

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, in a statement issued on Saturday, said that the runway had since been cleared for normal flight operations to continue.

According to her, the incident occurred during a downpour on Saturday at the airport.

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“An Air Peace flight with registration number 5N BRN, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt today, skidded off the Port Harcourt airport runway at about 1500hours.

“The incident occurred during a downpour at the airport.

“There were no casualties as all 87 passengers and six crew members aboard the flight were safely evacuated.

“The runway had already been cleared by the authority so that normal flight operations can continue,” she said. (NAN)

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