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ValueJet aircraft overshoots runway in Port Harcourt





A ValueJet aircraft on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, slipped on taxing after landing at the Port Harcourt airport.




The CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft, with registration 5N-BXR skipped off the runway after a successful landing. However, no casualty was recorded as all passengers on board disembarked without any injuries.

Some of the passengers who spoke after the incident wondered what could have happened as, according to them, the flight was flawless up to the touchdown point.

The minor incident which happened at about 3:30pm, was on the Port-Harcourt International Airport runway.

Captain of the aircraft, Stanley Balami, reported that the aircraft encountered a slip due to algae on the taxiway which made it unable to maintain the centre line.

A statement by the management of the airline said “ValueJet remains a safe airline and all the airline’s operations are normal without glitches.” It promised to continue to adhere to all aviation rules.

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