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67 passengers escape death as plane crash lands in Port-Harcourt

A ValueJet CRJ 900 Bombardier aircraft unexpectedly skidded off the runway at Port-Harcourt International Airport, sending passengers into a brief panic and confusion.

The airplane overshot the runway upon landing at 15:32 hours with 62 passengers and five members of the flight crew.

The passengers were confused by the unexpected incident but the aircraft with registration 5N-BXR safely landed despite the worrisome scenario.

Managing Director of ValueJet, Capt. Dapo Majekodunmi clarified that Captain Stanley Balami reported the slip was caused by algae on the taxiway, stopping the aircraft from maintaining the centerline.

Majekodunmi assured the public that ValueJet is committed to safety and that there have been no interruptions to the airline’s operations.

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