Management of Air Peace has apologized to its passengers over the near crash of its aircraft P47291 which flew from Abuja and skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, while landing due to downpour.
The incidence which occurred today, June 22 at about 3.42pm did not record any casualty.
Reacting to the incidence, the Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, attributed the incident to the flooding of the runway.
“We confirm that Air Peace Flight P47291 Abuja-Port Harcourt had a runway excursion upon landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport on June 22 due to downpour.
“Our professional crew quickly recovered within seconds of the incident and the aircraft was successfully normalized.
“Our esteemed passengers on board the flight were calm during the incident and disembarked normally.
“Our teams of experts and the authorities are currently reviewing the incident and we will give our cooperation for a thorough exercise.
“We apologize to our esteemed passengers for the inconvenience caused them and wish to assure them that we will continue to prioritize their safety in all our operations.”
The affected aircraft have been granted for inspection by the aviation authorities.