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Dana Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing After Losing One Engine Midair



A Dana Air flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt lost one of its engine midair this morning and had to take an emergency landing back at Lagos Airport.

The airline has confirmed the near mishap by releasing a statement on its Facebook page. The message reads,


On 21st of April, one of our aircraft with registration number 5N-SRI operating our 11am flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt, had an air return due Bird strike during take-off from Lagos, and our Captain took a professional decision and returned to the Lagos Airport.

A Bird strike is a collision between a bird and an aircraft which is airborne and as per standard safety procedure, which is the hallmark of our operation, our pilot returned to base.

Our guests have however been reprotected on another aircraft to ensure that their itinerary is not entirely disrupted. The aircraft is currently being evaluated by our engineers to determine the effect of the bird strike on the affected engine.

At Dana Air , the safety and comfort of our guests will remain a top priority to us and we will stop at nothing in our commitment towards offering a safe and reliable air transport.